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In recent years, Turkey has introduced fundamental changes into the nature and scope of government intervention in several important sectors. In telecommunications, steps are being taken in electricity and gas to end state monopolies and introduce competition, to allow private enterprises entry, and vertically separate and eventually privatize some of the key public assets. Such steps are accompanied by a major redistribution of discretionary authority to design and enforce rules and regulations away from ministries towards newly established independent regulatory authorities (IRAs). This paper reviews some of the salient features of IRAs and issues they raise in the Turkish context.



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İzak Atiyas
İzak Atiyas
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ takes up a myriad of issues that the Middle East is grappling with today: from protracted conflicts and the increasing complexity of proxy wars, to changing regional blocs and emerging powers. The Arab uprisings of 2011 remain an important fulcrum for the changing political landscape of the Middle East, and as many of our authors contend, the underlying problems and basic drivers...
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