International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Influence of EU Progress Reports over the Local Governments Autonomy in Turkey
Assist. Prof. Dr. Feyzullah ĂśNAL

Abstract
Turkey as a negotiatory state with EU takes a step to make some important legal and structural reforms aiming to transform the local governments as well as public administratin both for the sake of the EU negotiation process and meeting the exisiting problems. The local governments which should be autonomus intrinsically has been perceived an extentition or prolongation of the central government within the outback country for long years and the matters of the executive and fiscal autonomy and guardianship inspection remained their vehemence in sociopolitical agenda. In this study, the questions of how EU Progress Reports as pushing powers and providers of the legal and structural transformation did influence the the executive and fiscal autonomy of the local governments in Turkey and the current matters of autonomy as well as peculiar offer of this problem during the EU integration process will be analyzed.

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