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From the Desk of the EditorSunday, September 24, 2017
Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup...
The ‘Justice March’ & The State Of Turkey’s DemocracyThe ‘Justice March’ & The State Of Turkey’s DemocracyThursday, September 14, 2017
In July 2017, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the 69 year-old leader of Turkey’s main opposition party, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), completed a 450-kilometer ‘Justice March’ from Ankara to Istanbul, which drew hundreds of...
The Advent of Turkey’s Industry 4.0Sunday, September 24, 2017
The technologies in the first group strengthen the capacity to process data and information. Technology including the Cloud, Internet of Things technologies, and sensors which all enable interconnectedness, are some examples. In a world where...
The Role of Wealth Funds in an Entrepreneurial EconomySunday, September 24, 2017
The entrepreneurial ecosystem with a multitude of shifts is introducing many profound transformations to the global economy. First, with proliferated connectivity and now with diminishing copying cost, our society is going forward with exploding...
Advancing Women’s Equality in TurkeySunday, September 24, 2017
Women in Turkey are increasingly being compelled to fulfill traditional societal roles, which are preventing them from becoming free, independent, and powerful, as well as isolating them from the rest of society. Some government leaders have even...
The Qatar Diplomatic Crisis and the Politics of EnergySunday, September 24, 2017
On 5 June 2017, Saudi Arabia joined by the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Yemen from the Gulf as well as Egypt and the Maldives, severed diplomatic relations with Qatar and placed the country under a blockade closing it off by land, sea, and air....
Achieving Sustainable Growth through Economic Inclusion in TurkeySunday, September 24, 2017
The Turkish government has acted swiftly and successfully to limit the impact on the economy of the challenges faced in the recent past. However, in order to generate sustainable growth and improve competitiveness in the country, structural reforms...
Turkey’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Values over ValuationsSunday, September 24, 2017
An entrepreneur prefers running his or her own business, rather than working as an employee. Usually, a business venture starts with an idea and kicks off when creativity is matched with a set of leadership skills, as well as a supportive market...
“One Belt One Road” Initiative: Perks and Challenges for TurkeySunday, September 24, 2017
The Silk Road was an ancient goods and information trade network spanning Asia and Europe. The interaction that these communities in both continents enjoyed brought prosperity and innovation; cities flourished, along with the expansion of science and...
A New Era for Cities: Time to Combat Climate Change at the Urban LevelSunday, September 24, 2017
Other than some irresponsible and ignorant politicians or climate change deniers in some parts of the world, the majority believe in climate change and view the crisis as a reality. Observations, theoretical studies, and simulations have indicated an...
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Gender Equality in TurkeySunday, September 24, 2017
Turkey is experiencing an erosion of fundamental human rights, with women primarily experiencing the repercussions of this regression. Each day the situation is deteriorating, ranging from discrimination and violence against women, to their...
Book Review: False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle EastSunday, September 24, 2017
Due to their unpredictable nature, revolutions are difficult to theorize. Prior to the outbreak of a revolution, analysts are often predisposed to assert why it would not happen, and they overestimate regime survival and authoritarian resilience. But...
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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