Can Turkey Inspire? Part II -- Turkish Civil Society: From Black Sheep to Synergy in the Black Sea
Turkish civil society is lagging behind in terms of grasping the reform agenda of, and sharing causes and vision with, counterparts in the wider Black Sea region. It is important that Turkish civil society be linked in the process of shaping a common future across the region. Partly due to Western facilitation and donors, an increase of Turkish civil society involvement in the region can indeed be observed. However this engagement should be charted with more deliberative, systematic, and sustained effort.