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A Black Hole in the Turkish Local Administration System: The Appointment of Trustees

Deniz Gedik

Executive Summary

Focusing on the political context of trustee practices, this policy report reveals their impact on Turkey’s administrative structure. It addresses the rising centralization and authoritarian trends in Turkey, emphasizing the need for local autonomy and the damaging role of trustee practices in eroding local democracy. As Turkey approaches its local elections, this report aims to present a legal and human rights-based perspective on the issues posed by trustee appointments, seeks to focus on the background and political and legal contexts of these practices.