With the adoption of a new Law on Foundations in February 2008, the legal framework in Turkey governing the operations of all CSOs, including associations, short-term “platforms,” and foundations, has been significantly improved and brought in line with international standards for enabling civil society activity.

The aim of the study is to provide a comprehensive assessment of civil society in Turkey and the environment that it works in, including its strengths and weaknesses, and its impacts to date and the challenges it faces to its further development.