THE EUROPEANIZATION OF TURKEY'S NATURE PROTECTION AND BIODIVERSITY POLICY
Pamukkale University Journal of Social Sciences Institute
European Union (EU) is one of the leading actors in the environment policy field. The leading role of the EU partially comes from its aim to protect the environment from the negative effects of the mankind and partially due to the nature of borderless environmental problems. Nature protection and biodiversity is an important part of the environment. As a leading actor the EU affects the policies of the candidate states. These states have to be in line with the EU policies if they want to be
... of the EU. Turkey, as a candidate state, has to be in line with the EU policies, as well. This research focuses on nature protection and biodiversity in order to see the Europeanisation of Turkey in this field. So, this research specifies "misfit"s between EU and Turkish nature protection and biodiversity policy as a need of Europeanization and observes the outcomes of Europeanization process. As a result, it can be seen that the effects of EU on Turkish nature protection and biodiversity policy are not at the desired level.