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Turkey-EU Relations: Thinking Ahead, Fall 2005Monday, December 5, 2005
The 3rd of October 2005 marked a decisive turning point in Turkey's 40 year quest to become a member of the Europeas Union. That day (and night) was filled with last minute political maneuverings and compromises that left many wondering if...
The European Union and Turkey: Beginning the Common Journey, Fall 2005Monday, December 5, 2005
By starting accession negotiations with Turkey, the EU has be come a stakeholder in the continuation of the political, economic and  social transformation of this country. The negotiation process  will  inevitably...
Turkish-EU Negotiations: Prospective Effects on Public Administration and Regional Development, Fall 2005Monday, December 5, 2005
Implementing the acquis communautaire in practice will play an important role in the Turkey-EU accession talks. To accomplish this, an efficient public administration is needed. This article discusses the importance of a strong and efficient public...
Turkish Cypriot's Expectations from the European Union, Fall 2005Monday, December 5, 2005
It has been more than a year that the Turkish Cypriots, responding to the calls ofthe international community and embracing the values of the EU integrationprocess, convincingly voted in favor of the Annan Plan. The Union should acceptthat Cyprus,...
The Future of Europe: Islamophobia, Fall 2005Monday, December 5, 2005
The future of Europe is closely linked to the successful integration of the Muslim immigrants into European societies. Europe should seek to reach cultural pluralismin contrast to assimilation or exclusion in order to avoid discrimination against...
Cultural and Political Dialogue between Turkey and the EU: Overcoming Difficulties, Fall 2005Monday, December 5, 2005
The author addresses the potential problems of rejection of Turkey from the EU on cultural and religious grounds. He underlines the importance of dialogue between Turkey and the EU to overcome misunderstandings between the two sides.Furthermore, he...
Turkey's Regional Policy on the Road to the EU, Fall 2005Monday, December 5, 2005
Turkey is characterized by a very high level of internal disparities and the entry of Turkey, given present economic conditions, would accentuate considerably theexisting imbalances within the EU between the richer and poorer regions. Traditionally...
Strategies for Regional Development: Challenges Facing Turkey on the Road to EU Membership, Fall 2005Monday, December 5, 2005
The grant of economic and technical aid by the EU for regional development during the pre-accession process and its link to novel forms of territorial governance for administering them for eventual EU membership is increasingly challenging...
Challenges on the Path of Turkey’s EU Membership, Fall 2005Monday, December 5, 2005
  The resounding rejection of the European Union’s Constitution in France and the Netherlands, its consequences, and Europe’s changing political landscape will have implications for Turkey’s prospects of eventual EU...
Regional Policy and EU Accession: Learning from the Gap Experience, Fall 2005Monday, December 5, 2005
  Given its financial and institutional implications, Chapter 21 of the acquis communautaire on ‘Regional Policy and the Co-ordination of Structural Instruments’ will likely be one of the most controversial and protracted...
Annual Uptade: Turkey's Road to the EU, Fall 2005Monday, December 5, 2005
The European Council took an historical decision on 17 December 2004 to openaccession talks with Turkey on 3 October 2005. This article is an evaluation of themajor developments in Turkey-EU relations between these two significant dates.The author...
Recent Local Development Models in Turkey, Fall 2005Monday, December 5, 2005
This paper analyzes the changes in the spatial distribution of industry in Turkey following the 1980s, focusing on regional development policies. Using their localendogenous resources, certain provinces, also called "new industrial...
Leaving the Roller Coaster: Turkey, Stability and the EU, Fall 2005Monday, December 5, 2005
Turkey looks back on a history of economic instability and recurrent crises. Whilethe process of EU accession has the potential to fundamentally transform Turkey’s economy, Turkey should not sit still and wait for the external effects of EU...
This issue was published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Turkey Office.
From the Desk of the Editor TPQ’s Fall 2019 issue, published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, titled Populism and the Age of Upheaval, examines the rise of populism and its impact on the international order – from governance issues to the environment to gender ideology. Since 2016, the world has been monitoring and trying to forecast the turnout of a series of events that started with...
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