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The Latest Report of the International Crisis Group on the Kurdish Issue Discussed The report assesses the peace process Turkey carries on to solve the Kurdish and PKK issues.
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10/10/2013 ANKARA – TEPAV hosted a meeting to discuss the International Crisis Group (ICG) report titled “Crying ‘Wolf’: Why Turkish Fears Need not Block Kurdish Reform” on Thursday, 10 October 2013. The meeting was moderated by TEPAV EU Institute [More]
TEPAV: “Fairness in Representation Deteriorates” TEPAV published a policy note titled "The Impact of the Election Threshold on the Parliamentary Structure in June 12, 2011 Elections".
Haber Resim
14/06/2011 ANKARA- TEPAV stressed that even though the 2011 election appears to be fairer on the basis of the compared to the 2002 and 2007 elections, the cumulative impact of the election threshold as high as 10% turned small parties into signboard parties f [More]
TEPAV Constitution Experts Seminar Series –5/Arato: “If you do not get the AKP and the CHP to agree, the consensus will not be sufficient.” Speaking at TEPAV, American Political Scientist Arato stated that the minimum precondition for consensus in Turkey was the agreement of the AKP and the CHP, the absence of which will bring a deadlock.
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17/05/2011 ANKARA - American Political Scientist Prof. Andrew Arato maintained that constitutional consensus in Turkey cannot be defined as a certain number and said: "That number will be sufficient consensus when it includes a sufficient part of the Turkish [More]
TEPAV: “Optimal Election Threshold for Turkey is 4 Percent” TEPAV's study revealed that an election threshold at 4 percent improves "fair representation" without making large concessions from the "consistency in administration" and calculated how the MPs by parties would have changed if 2007 elections had been held with a threshold at 4 percent.
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21/03/2011 ANKARA- TEPAV, declared that the optimal level of election threshold for Turkey was 4 percent. The study revealed that if the election threshold, which became a major issue on the agenda along with the constitution debates, is lowered from 10 perce [More]