Politics at the local government level: How much of it is ‘’For Women’’?

Politics at the local government level:  How much of it is ‘’For Women’’?

May 2014

Unlike those passed in 2005 and 2006, the recently enacted law concerning local governments, titled the Whole City Law (Law N. 6360), does not constitute a genuinely significant or needed legislative change. The law declared 16 metropolitan cities and 13 cities where a total of 56 million citizens live as ‘’whole cities” without any prior preparation...

Turkish Local Elections 2014

Turkish Local Elections 2014

May 2014

  In comparison with  the 2011 general elections, the votes of  the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has decreased by  6,6%. Though the political observers predicted a dramatic downfall, because of the widespread corruption implicating the prime minister, his family and several ministers, the  drop was limited to 2-3 millions of votes, what...

Turkish Local Authorities on International and European Affairs

Turkish Local Authorities on International and European Affairs

July 2012

The EU accession process called for reforms permitting local authorities to conduct certain international relations, but the Government, so far, seems to have failed in implementing the reforms.

Taming of the Theater

Taming of the Theater

May 2012

The new regulation of Istanbul's City Theater portrays a deepening political and ideological approach to administration of art via public funds.

Ataşehir District of Istanbul: A Case of Social Model of Local Government

Ataşehir District of Istanbul: A Case of Social Model of Local Government

May 2012

The new district of Istanbul portrays a Scandinavian model designed along the lines of social citizenship.

Quo Vadis, Istanbul?

Quo Vadis, Istanbul?

April 2012

Renowned architects of Istanbul voice their concerns regarding the future of the metropolis.

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