Turkey’s Democracy score declined for the sixth time in a row


Democracy stagnates, Political participation rises, Women’s political participation makes progress, Europe’s democratic malaise persists, “Flawed democracies” fall further, The Return of Populism, Are Electoral process and pluralism free, Do freely elected representatives determine government policy? Is there a sufficient degree of societal consensus and cohesion to underpin a stable, functioning democracy? Is there a free media? Do ethnic, religious and other minorities have a reasonable degree of autonomy and voice in the political process?

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2019’da Dünyayı ve Türkiye – AB İlişkilerini Neler Bekliyor?


AB’nin 2019 gündemi Türkiye-AB ilişkilerini etkilemesi muhtemel ne gibi parametreler sunuyor? Türkiye-AB ilişkilerini etkileyecek en önemli parametre Türkiye’de hak ve özgürlükler alanını açacak, öze ilişkin ve hukuk uygulamalarını düzeltecek, devlet yönetiminde şeffaflık, hesap verebilirlik ve liyakatı geliştirecek bir reform gündemi olacak

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Improving Resilience of Integration Systems for Refugees and other Vulnerable Migrants


The report begins with an overview of the recent flows of migrants seeking protection, discusses the expected economic impact of these flows, and notes what has been an unprecedented multilateral response. It also provides a comprehensive assessment of the transition policies in place to support their livelihood in destination and transit countries, as well as in origin countries upon return.

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Black Sea Security and Turkey…


The wider Black Sea region—which brings together the littoral states plus neighbouring countries—is experiencing a rapidly shifting security environment that combines large-scale conventional military threats, internationalized civil wars and frozen conflicts, as well as weapons of mass destruction challenges. Although security in the Black Sea region has always been and remains important for Turkey.

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2018 In Corruption: Year-End Review…


Corruption is; Dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power. The action or effect makes someone or something morally depraved. Recent years have witnessed an exponential growth of the twin evils of corruption and criminalization. But, They’re a sad political legacy of decades of corruption and misrule. Here is the record of the anti-corruption year.

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EU – International Migrants Day 2018: €1.6 billion for Syrian refugees and local communities


These new projects will facilitate access to education and basic health care services for the most vulnerable people, provide livelihood opportunities and strengthen mother and child care services. The EU is committed and determined to assist the people in need and will continue to support our partner countries – Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey – providing vital help to refugees

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EU FOREIGN AFFAIRS COUNCIL – 10 December 2018: Background brief


Current situation and the EU’s engagement with the Western Balkans; EU – African Union (AU) cooperation; EU’s efforts to preserve the legitimate trade relations with Iran; the start of the second term of President Maduro on 10 January 2019; Situation in Sri Lanka and Syria; Recent developments in Ukraine; Council conclusions on Myanmar/Burma, on Libya and on women, peace and security.

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