Misguided policy choices drive Turkey’s economy to the edge of economic crisis.
Month: May 2012
Turkey’s Second Privatization Agency: TOKI
Turkey’s Mass Housing Administration (TOKI) is consuming public assets relentlessly, becoming a device to redistribute property-driven wealth among its supporters.
Justice and Jurisdiction in 2012
Controversy and misconduct in Turkey’s judicial system promises further instability.
Ataşehir District of Istanbul: A Case of Social Model of Local Government
The new district of Istanbul portrays a Scandinavian model designed along the lines of social citizenship.
Social Policy and Local Administration in Turkey
The lack of a central welfare strategy in Turkey has turned social support into a public relations tool for AKP through municipal activities.
EU Must Decide Now on Turkey
Historically, European political traditions have based their assessment of Turkey on two distinct ideological differences.
Government’s New Healthcare Policy and Violence Against Medics
The new healthcare policies set by the Ministry of Health has decreased the quality of the service, while increasing the tension between the medics and the patients.
Google is Great
Asked whether Shari’a should be the only source of legislation, one of the sources of legislation, or not be a source of legislation.
Taming of the Theater
The new regulation of Istanbul’s City Theater portrays a deepening political and ideological approach to administration of art via public funds.
Anatolia: The Land of Prosperity
Anatolia is one of the best examples of a land which cherishes the diversity of different belief systems and cultures, despite all the efforts to destroy it.
Modification or Destruction? A Debate on the New Education System
By introducing the 4+4+4 system, the AKP Government decreased the elementary education period to four years, and paved the way for the secondary education of Religious Vocational High Schools.
Turkey’s scientific orientation is now under AKP’s full authoritative coercion.