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

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On contemporary urbanization in Turkey

T. Gül Köksal, summarized up demonstrates the repercussions of the global phenomenon of urban transformation in Turkey and how it is shaped by this country’s particular governance and the existence of urban movements, which cannot be stopped or silenced, despite all of the coercive forces.

cover of zero problems with neighbours

Analysis: Post “Zero Problems with Neighbours” in the Western Balkans - A View from Serbia

As the EU’s focus has shifted away from the region, the situation in the Western Balkans has deteriorated. In addition to Russia and China, the Western press has frequently highlighted Turkey being particularly interested in exerting its influence, which could potentially disrupt the EU’s approach in the region. But how much, in reality, is Turkey willing, ready and able to influence the countries of the Western Balkans? This paper will try to provide a summary of relevant issues regarding Turkey’s position in the Western Balkans as a baseline for discussion at the upcoming November 6th roundtable in Belgrade.