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The tensions between Turkey's political vision and national values

By Muhammed Mustafa Arabaci, Yunus Yildirim and Abdufatah Omar Salad


In the following paper we will examine and look at the political and economic factors that unfold in Turkey. In order for us to illustrate the tensions that unfold we find it necessary to asses and examine when a nation stands between its political visions and national values. Turkey is currently is in a position we find it therefore effective to include the Transitology-theorie to explain the transition between old regime and the new by carefully pointing out their differences so that we illustrate the political changes that have occurred. Furthermore we use a series of macroeconomic concepts, instruments and statistics, to make analysis. These will help us to understand how the progressive economic developments in Turkey have been used as an instrument by the AKP government to implement the policy measures. Our end conclusion is hence that the AKP government is getting support by the Turkish people because of their economic stability and high growth. They are also using their EU membershipprocess as an incentive to introduce new reforms so they can break with the nation’s institutional kemalist ideology in Turkey

Topics: Turkey, EU
Year: 2013
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