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The impact of EU reform process on civil-military relations in Turkey / Şule Toktaş & Ümit Kurt
AuthorToktaş, Şule
ContributorKurt, Ümit
PublishedWashington, DC : Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research, 2008 ; Halle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, 2008
HostHalle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
DescriptionOnline-Ressource (Text, 7 S., 104kB)
SeriesSETA policy brief ; 26
Document typeE-Book
KeywordsBeitritt / Militär / Politik
URLVerlag ; Aggregator
The impact of EU reform process on civil-military relations in Turkey [104.56 kb]
The armed forces have always occupied a central place in Turkeys political agenda. The EU reform process is contributing to a more democratic framework of civil-military relations. Nevertheless although Turkey follows Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DECAF) the military still influences civilian governments through various and innovative means. There seems a Turkish version of DECAF that grants a privileged position to the military in the making of security policy. The presidential elections had been a medium for both the militarys involvement in politics and the civilian reaction against this involvement. Civil society organizations the media and business circles alike gave significant support to the ruling AKP in its standoff with the military. It is only recently that resistance to the regime guardianship role of the military has emerged
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