Who sets the agenda in Turkey? Recent political and social trends in Turkish public opinion
In terms of scholarly research and understanding the national social and political systems and policies the need exists for an empirical assessment of recent trends in public opinion in Turkey. Accordingly the current study seeks to fill the gap in the social sciences literature in English regarding Turkey's social and political stand which may be perceived to be very different by other nations. Without timely feedback from public surveys various programs for improving different services and institutions functioning in the country might not achieve their expected goal nor can decisions about which programs to implement be made rationally. Additionally the information gathered may not only yield important insights into public opinion regarding the current agenda in Turkey but also into how it correlates to shaping public policies. In analyzing data from the Social and Political Trends in Turkey survey this research seeks to address a new insight in the social sciences literature. © Common Ground Banu Baybars Hawks All Rights Reserved.