Is Turkey Backsliding on Global Competitiveness and Democracy Amid Its EU Bid in Limbo?

  title={Is Turkey Backsliding on Global Competitiveness and Democracy Amid Its EU Bid in Limbo?},
  author={John Taskinsoy and Cemil Kuzey},
  journal={PSN: Regime Type \& Development (Topic)},
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