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The Importance of Statistics Literacy in the Conduct of Economy
Dr. Cem Çakmaklı

In this analysis, Dr. Cem Çakmaklı discusses the concept of "Statistics Literacy" and its importance in policy decision-making. Dr. Çakmaklı elaborates on this relatively novel concept b...

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Youth Unemployment: Outlook and Policy Recommendations
Dr. M. Murat Kubilay

In this policy note, M. Murat Kubilay analyzes the different dimensions of youth unemployment. A record-high number of jobless young people, their striking demand for higher education, low labor force...

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Women's Political Participation in Turkey: Existent Barriers and Policy Recommendations for Increasing Participation
Dr. Bengi Ruken Cengiz

In this policy note, Dr. Bengi R. Cengiz discusses the hardships female politicians encounter by focusing on the Turkish context. Cengiz investigates the structural, institutional and cultural barrier...

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Food Inflation and Agriculture in Turkey
Gökçe Şencan

In this policy note, Gökçe Şencan analyzes the recent trends in Turkey's food inflation from multiple angles compared to global trends, by crop types and food items, and in relation t...

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Central Bank Independence and Turkey’s Experience
Prof. Dr. Selva Demiralp

In this policy note, Prof. Dr. Selva Demiralp discusses the notion of “central bank indepedence” by contextualising it around Turkey’s experience. Demiralp delves into the reasons as...

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Women’s Political Participation in Turkey: Obstacles and Experiences
Dr. Bengi Ruken Cengiz, Gülçin Karabağ, Gülşen Doğan

Research team: Dr. Bengi Ruken Cengiz, Gülçin Karabağ, Gülşen Doğan (The research report is available only in Turkish.)...

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Women in Labor Market and Policy Recommendations
Assoc. Prof. Ayşe Aylin Bayar

In this policy note, Assoc. Prof. Ayşe Aylin Bayar discusses the role of women in the Turkish labor market by referring to main obstacles that stand in front of them. Bayar analyzes the current situat...

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Return of Syrian Refugees: International Debates and The Case of Lebanon
Dr. Derya Özkul

As the Syrian conflict enters its tenth year, the return of Syrian refugees has become one of the most important debates in the international arena, as well as in Turkey. In this analysis, Dr. Derya &...

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Green Just Transition Opportunities and Policy Suggestions for Turkey
Gökçe Şencan

This policy note offers a short recap of the Green Just Transition plans and efforts of developed economies like the US and the European Union, and looks into three sectors of interest in Turkey with ...

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Health Inequalities in Turkey
Prof. Dr. Kayıhan Pala

Health inequalities are avoidable health disparities that adversely affect people’s health and lead to premature death. Since health is one of the most basic innate human rights, these dispariti...

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Employment and Precarity of Elderly Population in Turkey
Alphan Telek, Cem Özgüzel, Seren Selvin Korkmaz

Despite the fact that one out of every ten people in Turkey is 65 years old or older, the lack of requisite social policies for this age group leaves those people vulnerable. In addition, it has been ...

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Impacts of Taxation on the Distribution of Income in Turkey
Prof. Haluk Levent, Prof. Öner Günçavdı, Assoc. Prof. Ayşe Aylin Bayar

In this policy paper, Prof. Haluk Levent, Prof. Öner Günçavdı and Associate Prof. Ayşe Aylin Bayar discuss the taxation policy in Turkey and its consequences on income inequality. The...

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Pandemic Management in Turkey: The Question of Institutionalization and Institutional Memory
Assoc. Prof. Fatih Artvinli

The aim of this report is to discuss the “pandemic management” within the historical context of institutions, to evaluate institutionalization attempts regarding pandemic management, under...

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Importance of Risk Governance in Local Governments
İnan İzci

In this policy note, İnan İzci examines the concept of risk governance in the cities by setting a relation between disaster management and the responsibilities of municipalities. Based on the research...

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Agriculture and Rural Development in Turkey: The Need for a Roadmap
Sıla Sezge Çınar

Agriculture and rural development have always been significant issues in Turkey. However, these issues have drawn much more attention since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, whereby it is once a...

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Policy Recommendations Towards Immigrants, Asylum-Seekers and Refugees for the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dr. Derya Özkul

In this policy report, Dr. Derya Özkul explores the problems faced by irregular migrants, asylum seekers and refugees during the COVID-19 outbreak in Turkey. The first part explains the backgroun...

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Teleworkability and Its Impacts on Inequality in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dr. Uğur Aytun, Dr. Cem Özgüzel

In this policy paper, Dr. Uğur Aytun and Dr. Cem Özgüzel discuss workability practices that have become prevalent in Turkey as a result of social-distancing measures taken in the wake of the...

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The Future of Agricultural Policy in the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Prof. Bülent Gülçubuk

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a global wave of panic, and left many worried about their future. The pandemic has unleashed significant concerns about food shortages and insufficiency of domestic...

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Policy Recommendations for Youth Unemployment in Turkey
Dr. M. Murat Kubilay

Turkey is struggling with surges in unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, youth unemployment has remained as one of the major challenges in the country for years. In this policy note, Dr. M. Mura...

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Policy Recommendations for Local Governments during and after the Pandemic
Assoc. Prof. Ulaş Bakraktar

Local governments have played a crucial role with their immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are in the frontline as the closest governing body to citizens and their needs. In this policy...

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Can COVID-19 Vaccination be Compulsory in Turkey?
Assoc. Prof. Olgun Akbulut

The COVID-19 pandemic that emerged in Wuhan, China in December 2019 continues to spread globally. Although certain “normalization” steps have been taken as of May 2020 in Turkey as well as...

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The Attitudes Towards Syrian Refugees in Istanbul
Edgar Şar, Nezih Onur Kuru

Our research "The Attitudes Towards Syrian Refugees in Istanbul", undertaken in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Turkey Representation and TÜSES has been completed. During Syrian Civi...

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Normalization Plans and Social Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Prof. Hayri Kozanoğlu

As many countries gradually inch towards normalization, COVID-19 continues to affect populations. In this analysis, Prof. Hayri Kozanoğlu discusses the impact of the pandemic on labour market, evaluat...

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Impacts of COVID-19 on Women’s Domestic and Professional Engagements
Assoc. Prof. Ayşe Aylin Bayar, Prof. Öner Günçavdı, Prof. Haluk Levent

As COVID-19 pandemic hits global economy, vulnerable groups in the society also carry the burden of this outbreak. In this policy paper, Assoc. Prof. Bayar, Prof. Günçavdı and Prof. Levent...

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COVID-19 Infodemic and Its Management: A Comparison and the Case of Turkey
Prof. Dr. Sibel Sakarya, Intern Dr. Gizem Uzunköprü

The COVID-19 outbreak, caused by a new virus that has many unknowns, has led to an excessive demand for information across the globe. In response to this demand, an explosion of information on COVID-1...

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Economic Stimulus Packages as a Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comparison & the Case of Turkey
Prof. Ceyhun Elgin, Assist. Prof. Gökçe Başbuğ

In this policy paper, Prof. Ceyhun Elgin of Columbia University and Dr. Gökçe Başbuğ of Sungkyunkwan University comparatively evaluate the economic stimulus packages adopted by national go...

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Income Distribution in Turkey and Available Policy Choices
Assoc. Prof. Ayşe Aylin Bayar, Prof. Öner Günçavdı, Prof. Haluk Levent

Our world is facing the biggest global crisis since the World War II. The already deteriorating economies are confronted by an unprecedented challenge. In this policy paper, Assoc. Prof. Bayar, Prof. ...

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The Precarity of Youth in Turkey: The Perception of Work, Subsistence and Life

The report of our research "The Precarity of Youth in Turkey: The Perception of Work, Subsistence and Life", undertaken in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Turkey Representation has been publ...

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The Precarity of Youth in Turkey: The Perception of Work, Subsistence and Life

The report of our research "The Precarity of Youth in Turkey: The Perception of Work, Subsistence and Life", undertaken in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Turkey Representation has been publ...

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