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Local Governance and Regional Development: Current Perspectives

Edited By Fatih AYHAN

Local governance and regional development are key concepts for socioeconomic development of countries. With the increase in urbanization after the Industrial Revolution, success in local governance and balanced regional development has become even more important for the increase of overall welfare. This book provides up-to-date information about regional development and local governance.

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1.2 Impact on Urban Governance of Local Politics and Terror Relationship: The Case of Turkey: Dr. Hasan Acar and Yunus Karaağaç

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Dr. Hasan Acar and Yunus Karaağaç

1.2 Impact on Urban Governance of Local Politics and Terror Relationship: The Case of Turkey

Abstract: In Ancient Greek, the concept of democracy, which means “government of the people”, is the basic element of defining the modern world, where fundamental rights and freedoms are acquired innately, and the principle of justice and the equal citizen is spread to the general. In a democratic regime, public participation in management takes place based on general and local government. While issues such as basic welfare, justice, and security are under the responsibility of the general government, in provinces, districts, towns, and villages; local services such as infrastructure, transportation, food, clean water, cleaning, and burials are performed. The fact that the municipalities, which are the center of local politics and functioning, have the authority and responsibility as a legal person, is the result of a democratic system, but it can also be seen as units that should be seized and engaged for armed attacks and terrorist organizations that cannot reach their targets.

Having carried out its first armed action in 1984, PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan) has been carrying out terrorist acts in line with the independent Kurdistan target for nearly 40 years and can renew its tactics and strategies periodically in achieving its goal. The PKK carried out rural-based terrorist activities until the political parties with which it had an organic bond strengthened within the framework of the local government and...

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