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Research Notes 10

Implementing the 'February 28' Recommendations: A Scorecard

Niyazi Gunay

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Pages: 19

Distributor: WINEP

May 2001


Reviews the eighteen recommendations made by Turkey's National Security Council on February 28, 1997, designed to stem the perceived growth of Islamism in the country. Also analyzes the numerous actions taken to implement these recommendations in subsequent years. Includes an English translation of the full text of the recommendations (NSC Decision #406).