Democracy

Democratization

The Heinrich Böll Foundation Turkey Representation wants to intervene in the efforts to protect human rights and liberties, and to establish a democracy which defends social peace and equal rights against ethnic, religious and gender based discrimination in Turkey. Our primary goal is to support a conception of democracy which is libertarian, transparent, participatory and accountable. 

Publications

WHO’S WHO IN POLITICS IN TURKEY

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This book consists of 130 brief biographies about people who have shaped contemporary politics in Turkey and influenced how Turkish politics have unfolded in recent times.

The biographic portayals of each individual are based nut just on facts but analytical explorations of general context of the periods in questions as well as the relationships that existed between particular incidents and persons.

Latest articles on democratization

Nationalism in Turkey: Roots and Contemporary Answers

Nationalism has been the most influential trend in both current political discussions as well as the in emergence of more engrained political processes in Turkey. In all political strands from the far left to the far right, a ferment, or at least an influential force of nationalism exists in varying tones and different degrees. 

By Yahya Kemal Can

Smart cars, transparent citizens?

More safety, less congestion: Artificial intelligence could revolutionize our mobility. But networking vehicles and infrastructure poses new challenges for IT security and data protection.

By Sabine Muscat, Zora Siebert
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