The 6th issue of Perspectives - Political Analysis and Commentary from Turkey is out now with feature articles on "Grapes of Wrath: The Transformation of Agriculture and Rural Areas in Turkey". We prepared this issue for highlighting ongoing reforms in the field of rural development and agriculture in Turkey. Gökhan Günaydın, Abdullah Aysu and Sibel Caşkurlu are some of the authors who contribute in our feature articles section. The 6th issue of the Journal also covers articles on current political issues, foreign affairs, economy, environment and art. We followed-up on our last issue on Gezi Protests with three articles and an interview. We hope you enjoy the read and welcome any feedbacks.
3 From the editor
4 Cover story: The transformation of agriculture and rural areas in Turkey
4 The dynamics of agricultural and rural transformation in post-1980 Turkey
11 Europe’s rural policies a la carte: The right choice for Turkey?
14 The liberalization of Turkish agriculture and the dissolution of small peasantry
22 Agriculture: Strategic documents and reality
Ali Ekber Yıldırım
26 Land grabbing
31 A real life “Grapes of Wrath”
35 Save the spirit of Belgrade Forest!
38 Child poverty in Turkey: Access to education among children of seasonal workers
Ayşe Gündüz Hoşgör
42 Urban contexts of the june days
Şerafettin Can Atalay
44 Is the Ergenekon case a step towards democracy?
Orhan Gazi Ertekin
48 Participative democracy and active citizenship
51 Forcing the doors of perception open
54 The Gezi Park Resistance and the peace process
58 Marching like Zapatistas
62 Foreign Policy
62 Objective versus process: Dichotomy in Turkey’s EU membership bid
64 Rural life in Turkish cinema: A location for innocence
66 Human Landscapes from Turkey
66 This is what being an artist is: Taking Sides
69 News from Heinrich Böll Foundation