FREEDOM RESEARCH ASSOCIATION

FREEDOM RESEARCH ASSOCIATION

Ankara, Turkey

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ABOUT

The mission of Freedom Research Association is to promote liberty, rule of law, free markets, and peace. FRA advances policy solutions from a classical liberal perspective for practical problems and aims to promote an evidence-based policy-making approach in Turkey. Some of the notable initiatives include Rule of Law Academy, Annual Freedom of Press Report, Annual Rule of Law Report, PolicyTalks@FRA. FRA's motto is "for a free and prosperous society."

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TURKEY SEEKS ECONOMIC FREEDOM AMIDST DEMOCRATIC SETBACK

Turkey has recently experienced a steep decline in various democracy and freedom indexes all over the world. The Freedom Research Association (FRA) – a Turkish Atlas Network partner organization based in Ankara – has taken the initiative to promote economic liberty as a means to change this trend, recently completing an Economic...

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UN-CONFERENCE SESSION BRINGS WORKSHOP ATMOSPHERE TO LIBERTY FORUM

Conference presentations are too often one-sided, with a speaker and a crowd of listeners who don’t interact much apart from perhaps a few token exchanges during a Q&A session. Atlas Network sought to introduce an innovative format at the 2015 Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner by hosting an Un-Conference session, which brings a wor...

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THINK TANK MBA TRAINING BRINGS TOGETHER WORLDWIDE FREE-MARKET LEADERS

Working toward a free society can often seem like an uphill battle, but that struggle is shared by Atlas Network partners across the globe. They all have valuable ideas and proven strategies for success to learn and to share with each other. Think Tank MBA (TTMBA), Atlas Network’s flagship training program within Atlas Leadershi...

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ISTANBUL CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON RULE OF LAW IN TURKEY

One of the most fundamental measures of freedom is the ability to criticize political leaders without fear of government persecution. At a recent conference held on Oct. 15 in Istanbul titled “Constitutional state in Turkey: Issues and conflict zones,” Turkish Atlas Network partner Freedom Research Association (FRA) focused on t...

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CULTIVATING NEXT GENERATION OF ASIAN, AFRICAN POLICY LEADERS IN INDIA

Making an impact in public policy requires learning rigorous research methods and best practices in publishing policy papers. At the recent CPPR-Atlas Policy School 2015, participants spent 14 days of intensive training in which they were challenged to develop their research agenda, conduct field research, draft policy papers, a...

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DIVIDED GOVERNMENT IN TURKEY MAY PREVENT AUTHORITARIAN HEGEMONY

Turkey’s general elections on June 7 opened a new chapter in the nation’s democratic history. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost its parliamentary majority for the first time since first gaining power in 2002. This has not only opened a new era of possible coalition governments, it also marks a major step backwa...

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TOLERATION: THE LIBERAL PATH TO PEACE AND PROSPERITY

We all live in a world characterized by social diversity. Some communities may appear homogeneous, but our reality is that ethnic, religious, cultural, gender, sexual, and ideological differences are never far away. Although many individuals cherish this diversity and see it as a source of social richness, there remain many who...

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