This featured Paper is compiled from the notes of Mr. Sedat Ergin, a notable journalist and columnist in Turkey, from the speeches he gave at various conferences and seminars abroad before September 2010. Mr. Ergin is currently working as a columnist at daily Hürriyet and he is the former Editor-in-chief of the daily Milliyet. He has edited and approved this Paper in person, and opened it up to discussion. No new content or interpretation has been added to it with regard to the developments that took place in Turkey after the Turkey’s Constitutional referendum on 12 September 2010. In this sense, it can be read as a general assessment of Turkey from 2002-2010.