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A Comparative Analysis of the Party Programmes of the Justice and Development Party and the Republican People’s Party Through the UN Sustainable Development Goals

İmam Bakır KANLI
Metin EROL

Abstract
The United Nations has determined seventeen sustainable development goals to eliminate poverty worldwide and to establish prosperity, peace and the safe universe by 2030. Turkey is one of the leading countries working to achieve those goals that are known as the goals changing the World. Attaining objectives like ending poverty, combating inequality and injustice, and dealing with climate change world-wide has been tied not only to the political power of individual countries but also to the sensitivity of non-governmental organizations. In this context, this paper examines the programs of political parties as a part of civil society by giving concrete attention to the seventeen sustainable goals. Therefore, it tries to determine whether the parties are sensitive to the aforementioned goals. However, the scope of the study is limited with the parties enjoying group representations in the parliament: Justice and Development Party and Republican People’s Party. After having a literature review and resorting document analysis, the data obtained through the research are analyzed comparatively. The research has been completed with an evaluation and some recommendations. The study concludes that the two-party program is outdated and does not fulfill the 17 sustainable development goals set by the United Nations.
Keywords: United Nation, Party Programme, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Development Goals, Justice and Development Party and Republican People’s Party

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