|Author (Person)||Ulgen, Sinan|
|Publisher||Istituto Affari Internazionali|
|Series Title||IAI Working Papers|
|Series Details||No.30, October 2017|
|Publication Date||October 2017|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
The concept of “building resilience” in Turkey can be defined as improving the capacity of institutions and society to withstand and eventually seek to roll back a sustained challenge to democratic norms.
From the perspective of Turkish society, the threat originates from the wide disparities in regional incomes that are themselves a by-product in the equally wide disparities in educational achievements and employable skills.
Nevertheless, Turkish society retains important elements of resilience. This is the end result of a flawed and yet very real experience with multi-party democracy for over seven decades.
The soon-to-be-launched negotiations for the modernization of the EU–Turkey Customs Union provide a timely and useful option.
|Countries / Regions||Northern Africa, Turkey|