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  • The AKP story: Turkey's bumpy reform path towards the European Union 

    Authors:McDonald, Deniz Bingöl
    Publisher and Date:(2011)
    The Justice and Development Party (AKP) government between 2002 and 2007 managed to accomplish unprecedented economic reforms maintaining 8% growth and passed legislation to change Turkey into a more democratic country in line with the Copenhagen political conditions. After being rewarded with the start of accession negotiations in 2005 and an electoral landslide in 2007 AKP's second term in office is in stark contrast with its earlier days of glory. AKP disengaged itself from the IMF agreement ...