Democratic Oversight and Reform of the Security Sector in Turkey

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Ümit Cizre (Ed.)

2005/2006 Status Report

ISBN 978-3-8258-0969-0
Jahr 2008
Seiten 336
Bindung broschiert
Reihe DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

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This book vividly describes the historical background, current issues, and remaining
challenges of Turkey’s security sector institutions and their democratic oversight. As
Turkey proceeds on its path towards possible European Union membership, this
book documents its progress on the touchstone issue of contemporary civil-military
relations, the challenging issue of instituting civilian and democratic oversight and
control mechanisms over a whole array of security institutions including the police,
gendarmerie, army, intelligence services and many others.
Girts Valdis Kristovskis,
Vice-Chairman, Subcommittee on Security and Defence, European Parliament

Civil-military relations in Turkey have undergone great and constructive changes
during the past few years, which, if continued, will also have a positive impact on
the accession negotiations with the European Union. In this context it will be very
important, building on the goodwill which the Turkish military possess in society, to
develop an informed security community consisting of members of parliament,
academicians, journalists underpinning of security policy. I trust that this reference
book will provide them with most useful support.
Dr. W. F. van Eekelen,
Former Minister of Defence, Netherlands

The Editor of this book, Dr. Ümit Cizre, is Associate Prof. of Political Science at
Bilkent University/Ankara