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Turkey Economy Development

State development plans Strategies to increase competitiveness and the employment rate are on the agenda of the State Planning Organization, which is now called the Ministry of Development. The aim is to improve people’s living conditions and the quality of social security systems. Another focus is on the development of the regional area. Last but […]

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Turkey Education and Healthcare

Education Ataturk attached great importance to education in the establishment and development of the Turkish state. “The most important guide in life is knowledge” is one of his much-quoted sentences. According to internetsailors, Turkish socialization takes place through school. Education is very important to people. Teachers everywhere enjoy respect. “Hocam – my teacher” as a […]

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History of Turkey

Situation at the end of the Ottoman Empire (1300-1923) For centuries the Ottoman Empire claimed a major European power role politically, militarily and economically alongside the Holy Roman Empire, France and England. In its heyday in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Ottomans ruled from Asia Minor the Balkans, important parts of Arabia with its […]

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Turkey Migration

Internal migration For a long time Turkey was perceived from the outside as a country of emigration (population exchange and labor migration to Germany). The issue of migration also a strong national component. Indeed, intensive internal migration is preoccupying Turkey on a political, social and individual level. Migration movements within Turkey describe, on the one […]

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Turkey Crisis and Conflict

Political instability and military coups The second half of the 20th century brought an eventful history to the Turkish republic, characterized by political instability and changing governments. The military staged three coups and dissolved the respective governments in 1960, 1971 and 1980. The crises were accompanied and triggered by strong polarizations of left and right […]

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Turkey Women and Family

The literacy level of women is 92.5, in contrast to only 1.4% (2015) of men are ignorant of reading and writing. Efforts to increase the school attendance of girls have been effective, although the number of girls in secondary schools and universities can still be increased. However, improving the situation of women is one of […]

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The EU and Turkey

Review The history of Turkey’s accession efforts began more than 50 years ago. In the Treaty of Rome of 1957 it was decided that all European countries can become members of the then EEC (now the EU). Walter Hallstein, the then President of the EEC Commission, admitted in 1963 when signing the Association Agreement with […]

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Turkey Culture

Music Music is part of people’s everyday life and so genres and instruments are diverse. As large groups, Turkish art music, Turkish folk music with its shades (Özgün music, Arabesk, music of the Roma, the Kurds), and Turkish pop and rock music can be distinguished from one another. The musicologist Dr. Martin Greve researches the […]

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Turkey Political System

People’s commitment to the state Modern Turkey is the heir to an empire that included Anatolia, the Middle East, North Africa and the Balkans. At the height of the Ottoman Empire, all of Europe was aware of its power, military strength and desire to expand. In the end it was referred to as the “Sick […]

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Turkey Social Structural Principles

Saygi and Sevgi Saygi (respect) and sevgi (care) regulate the hierarchical relationship from above and below within society, at work and within the family. Authority arises based on age, gender, and social status. This person is shown respect and respect. The expressions of respect vary according to context. They manifest themselves in visible behavior. For […]