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The Number of Agricultural Workers Down in 81 Cities

The number of registered agricultural workers declined year-on-year by 128,000 11/04/2014 - ANKARA – The number of registered agricultural workers declined year-on-year in all of the 81 cities, with the total decline in agricultural employment reaching 128,000. The TEPAV Employment Monitoring Bulletin reported that the total number of registered agricultural declined by 12 percent from 1,056,852 in December 2012 to 928,454 in December 2013. With the numbers having declined in all cities, the sharpest decline in agricultural employment was in Samsun, Konya, Manisa, Antalya and Hatay. In Samsun, agricultural employment declined by 6,720 to 29,258; [More]

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Business Activity Bolsters in the EU; Weakens in Turkey…

Compared to EU-28, TEPE was one of the three countries that suffered year-on-year decline in retail confidence 02/04/2014 - In March 2014, TEPE increased month-on-month but decreased year-on-year. The quarterly figure is the weakest one since 2010. Sixty-four percent of retailers state that their business activities decreased compared to the previous year while 61 percent expect an improvement in sales in the next 3 months. Expectations for orders placed with suppliers, employment, and the number of stores are in decline. Concerning first-quarter-figures, TEPE performed worse than the EU Retail Index in 2014 for the first time since 2010. Retail confidence weakened month-on-mont [More]

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“National Needs Assessment of English Language Teaching” by TEPAV…

TEPAV and the British Council delegations shared the results of the study with the Minister of National Education Nabi Avcı. 13/03/2014 - The study titled “Turkey National Needs Assessment of State School English Language Teaching” jointly carried out by TEPAV and the British Council was presented to the Minister of National Education Nabi Avcı on 13 March 2014. The presentation involved the key findings of the study, which took departure from the question of how English language teaching in Turkey may be improved in order to produce students with the foreign language skills necessary to contribute meaningfully to the ambition to position Turkey as one of the top ten global economies by 2023 [More]

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TEPAV at the South Caucasus Forum

The results of the TEPAV projects at the South Caucasus were discussed during the Forum 30/01/2014 - BERLIN – TEPAV attended the second edition of the South Caucasus Forum organized by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). The Forum which brought together experts and decision makers from the region was held in Berlin on 29-30 January 2014. The agenda of the sessions was economic projects that could support the solution of political deadlocks in the region. Themes included among others, regional transportation and trade opportunities, infrastructure investments, needs for economic reform, and the economic relations of actors such as the Eu [More]

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TEPAV Prepares a Gender Equality Scorecard for 81 Cities

The study suggests that the gender gap is smallest in Istanbul, Tunceli, Bolu, Düzce, and Eskişehir. 29/01/2014 -   ANKARA - TEPAV prepared a gender equality scorecard for 81 provinces in Turkey. In the context of the study, a Local Gender Equality Index and a Local Gender Empowerment Index were developed and cities were compared on the basis of indicators such as the level of education and services provided for women. The study was carried out by TEPAV Research Associate Ülker Şener and Dr. Hülya Demirdirek, and was presented during a meeting in Ankara which hosted representatives from women’s organizations and female MPs. Presenting the study, Ülker Şener stated t [More]

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Nilgün Arısan Eralp - "The Outlook for EU-Turkey Relations" TEPAV - EU Institute Director Nilgün Arısan Eralp authored the twelfth issues of the Turkey Policy Brief Series
haber resmi 24/01/2014

  "Although the fiftieth anniversary of Turkey-EU relations came and went without notice, the end of 2013 appeared to herald glimmers of hope for the relationship between the two parties. Although neither seemed to have made their mind up regarding [More]
EU - Turkey Relations, EU Accession, Turkish Foreign Policy, Progress Report, Visa Liberalization,

TEPE Closes Year at 0.6 TEPE closed the year in the positives.
haber resmi 03/01/2014

In December 2013, TEPE increased both year-on-year and month-on-month and closed the year in the positives. The 2013 average was at -1.2 points compared to the 2012 average at -3.8 points. Despite the average in the negatives, the year 2013 was bet [More]
TEPAV Retail Confidence Indicator (TEPE) , Retailing Sector,

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