Markus Ketola

Book Review: Turkey and the European Union: Processes of Europeanisation

The past decade has seen a strengthening of the relationship between Turkey and the European Union, despite the on-and-off nature of negotiations towards the country’s accession. Turkey and the European Union takes a wide-ranging look at the Europeanisation of Turkey, covering areas from social policy and human rights to foreign policy. Markus Ketola finds the book to be an important […]

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EU support for NGOs in Turkey is not a short-cut to democratic change.

EU funding for NGOs in Turkey is part of a long-term strategy aimed at strengthening democracy in the country, with funded organisations seen as a ‘bulwark’ against the excesses of state power. Markus Ketola argues, however, that Turkish NGOs do not operate in a vacuum – they are affected by the socio-political dynamics of Turkish society. While they play an […]

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