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Governance has a central place in our notion of conservative democracy.  Among the key aspects of our understanding of governance in a well functioning democracy are the following: inclusiveness, dialogue with related parties in decision making, transparency with regard to the Government’s decisions and policy implementation, accountability of both local and the central Government authorities and the opportunity for everyone to participate in politics. Our understanding of democracy is based on consensus seeking. We never intend to rely solely upon our numerical majority in the parliament.  In all important issues, we try to seek and build consensus.  If this is not possible, we do our best to reach a compromise solution.

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Ali Babacan
Ali Babacan
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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