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By Nergis Canefe, Mehmet Ugur

This e-book examines the real factor of Turkey's courting with Europe. The authors uniquely current the Turkish view of integration in the wide context of the debates on Europeanisation and sovereignty, yet with a particular concentrate on the inner debates and matters in Turkey itself. Key concerns thought of comprise populism, fiscal coverage layout, nationalism, Islam, human rights, enterprise, public attitudes to Europeanisation and the location of the Turkish polity.

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One important reason for such an abrupt decline of attention to and salience of EU and related issues might be the failure of the political elite to push these issues forcefully and in a consistent and coherent manner during the election campaign. 6 Salience of EU issues Q: Do you remember the issues contained in the EU adjustment package passed by Parliament on 3 August 2002? –Feb. 2 Q: Could you tell us what the issues were? –Feb. 4 Source: Çarkog˘lu et al. (2003). 9 The AKP’s election manifesto does not have the EU at its centre but rather uses the EU for linking different issues.

However, while age does not affect the first argument, that concerning the conditions for freedom of thought and expression, it does have a significant impact on assessment of arguments concerning the death penalty and languages. As people get older, they are less inclined to agree with the statements given. In contrast, formal education is effective in shaping preferences concerning all these four statements. The overall trend is that as people become more educated, they tend to adopt a relatively more liberal and cooperative attitude and thus tend to agree with the adjustments along the Copenhagen criteria.

The country was on its way towards the early election that Dervis¸ had hinted at in spring 2002. All polls showed at the time that the pro-Islamist Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP) was heading for major victory. In the event, Dervis¸ never joined the YTP, but instead went to the Republican People’s Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi, CHP) which at the time seemed more likely to survive the coming election if not actually to win it. The most unexpected development came with the passage of a comprehensive legislative adjustment package brought to the agenda of the outgoing parliament that had already taken the decision to hold an early 20 Ali Çarkog˘ lu election.

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