Document Type: Original Article
Department of Management, Dumlupinar University, Turkey
Turkey as a negotiatory state with EU takes a step to make some important legal and structural reforms aiming to transform the local governments as well as public administration both for the sake of the EU negotiation process and meeting the existing problems. The local governments which should be autonomous intrinsically has been perceived an extentition or prolongation of the central government within the outback country for long years and the matters of the executive and fiscal autonomy and guardianship inspection remained their vehemence in socio-political agenda. In this study, the questions of how EU Progress Reports as pushing powers and providers of the legal and structural transformation did influence the executive and fiscal autonomy of the local governments in Turkey and the current matters of autonomy as well as peculiar offer of this problem during the EU integration process will be analysed.