Can Turkey adopt a new strategy that will fulfill all the requirements of the 35 chapters of the EU membership negotiation process in four years regardless of the fact that more than half of the chapters are either blocked or are suspended?
Stockholm is the capital of Scandinavia. Over the last couple of days the beautiful city of Stockholm not only hosted a high-level meeting between Turks, Europeans and Americans, but also demonstrated how graciously it can host a gathering organized by the German Marshall Fund and its partners.
I sometimes think of Turkey as the Texas of Europe, and Turkey’s regressive tax policies give me all the more reason to draw the comparison. Liam Hardy at American Anatolian Viewpoint takes a look at Turkish tax structures, writing that taxes here are not as widely debated as in the United States. I wonder why this is so, particularly when Turkey’s reliance on regressive taxes disadvantages workers. Is this one more result of the lack of a viable Turkish Left? Are there studies providing more concrete information about how Turkey’s tax system affects social inequalities? Who is empowered by Turkey’s tax system, and who all is hurt?