Turkey: Terrorism, Civil Rights, and the European Union

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Yonah Alexander, Edgar H. Brenner, Serhat Tutuncuoglu Krause
Routledge, 2008 - Political Science - 782 pages

How do democratic societies maintain the balance between civil rights and security while continuing the fight on global terrorism? This work raises this issue and presents one country, Turkey, and its struggle to implement laws to combat terrorism and comply with the European Union’s civil rights standards.

A collection of materials that reflects the legal responses in combating terrorism is an essential volume in any academic and professional collection as it provides a case-specific reference point in the fields of EU politics, law, and international relations. Turkeycontains translations, contextual notes, and explanations from the editors of over 112 Turkish and EU documents ranging from martial law, PKK terror, Turkey-EU relations, human rights, and Turkish reforms. This resource book enables the reader to gauge Turkey’s prospects for success in establishing an effective government that at the same time protects the rights of the individual.

This book will prove a valuable source for students and researchers of international politics, international relations and security studies.

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About the author (2008)

Yonah Alexander is Co-Director of the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies at the International Law Institute. He is also Director of the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, and Senior Fellow at Potomac Institute and the George Washington University, USA.

Edgar H. Brenner is Co-Director of the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies, Washington DC, as well as Legal Counsel to the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies.

Serhat Tutuncuoglu Krause currently practices law in New York City, USA. He also holds an M.A. degree from University of Notre Dame in Peace Studies.

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