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Working Paper 2022/1
“Keep the Wheels Turning” Politics in Turkey:
Crisis and Labour Regime during the Age of the Pandemic
This paper deals with the policy pursued by the Turkish government during the first phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. The first part briefly examines the global changes in the economy. The second part focuses on the analysis of key aspects of AKP policy. It seeks to decipher the basic orientations of the government, which were expressed under the slogan “Keep the wheels turning”, and to identify how they were expressed in relation to the labour regime. The last part of the paper deals with recording the major impact this policy had on the working class.
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