Turkey's EU 'road map' published in Official Gazette

The draft program was made public by the Turkish government in August.

Turkey's EU 'road map' published in Official Gazette

The third National Program of Turkey, which is considered as a "road map" for relations with the European Union, has taken effect after being published in the Official Gazette late Wednesday.

The draft program was made public by the Turkish government in August. It contains Turkey's commitments regarding its EU bid for the next four years.

More than 100 new legislations are planned in the third national program under several subjects such as functionality of public administration, civil-military relations, jurisdiction, prevention of torture and maltreatment, access to judiciary, freedom of expression, fundamental rights and freedom, women's and children's rights, union rights and regional imbalance.

The program also envisages to protect the overall framework of stability-oriented macroeconomic policies implemented in Turkish economy.

The government's priority will be to strengthen market economy and improve the competitive power of economy. The government aims to maintain fiscal discipline and actively implement public revenue, expenditure and debt policies.

The Central Bank will continue inflation targeting regime, and the government will keep following privatization program.

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