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2020’s Most Read Top 15 most viewed content on TEPAV’s website
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06/01/2021 - Viewed 367 times

 

 

The year 2020 was a year unlike any other. Due to being caught off-guard by the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the notes, blogs and news headlines featured on the TEPAV website divulged about the coronavirus, social distancing, and the economic effects consequences due to the sudden halt.

Since the first recorded case of the virus in Turkey on March 10th, 2020, until December 31st, numerous studies were conducted to determine the economic impact of COVID-19 and start the discussions on policy recommendations; more than 300 studies were shared with the public through our website in the form of evaluation notes, policy notes, bulletins, and blogs.

Based on 2020, from January 1st to December 31st, the 15 most popular content of the year by TEPAV has been listed in descending order below.

 

What Can We Do to Manage the Economic Consequences of COVID-19?

Written by TEPAV Managing Director Guven Sak and Program Director Fatih Ozatay, on April 5th 2020, the Policy Note titled, “What Can We Do to Manage the Economic Consequences of COVID-19?”, drew attention to the fact that we are facing a negative economic shock of a size that has not been encountered before and emphasized that extraordinary measures would need to take place.

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The Unbearable Lightness of EU Bashing in the Time of Corona

Evaluation Note of TEPAV’s Director of the European Union Institute, Nilgun Arisan Eralp, titled, “The Unbearable Lightness of EU Bashing in the Time of Corona”, from April, depicts that EU bashing among journalists, politicians, scholars, and laypersons continued during the COVID-19 period and fueled hopes that the Europeans faced by the financial crisis, refugee crisis, Brexit and finally the pandemic as the cherry on top would not be able to mitigate the damage and stumble.

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Just how bad is COVID-19 for Turkey’s economy?

Guven Sak’s March 15th Blog, “Just how bad is COVID-19 for Turkey’s economy?”, at the onset of the pandemic not yet reaching Turkey, foreshadows the upcoming tumultuous period due to the virus and the effects to be expected on Turkey’s economy.

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Our Three Weeks with the COVID-19 Virus

The May 14th Blog post, “Our Three Weeks with the COVID-19 Virus”, by former Turkish ambassador and the current Director of the TEPAV Economic and Political Policy Center, N. Murat Ersavci, provided a personal anecdote about COVID-19, on the ground insight on Ankara dealing with the pandemic, and described the shift being witnessed in Turkey’s health facilities to cope with the ongoing pandemic three weeks after the first noted case.

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EU-Turkey Relations

Another Blog post by N. Murat Ersavci titled, “EU-Turkey Relations”, published on January 20th, while carefully examining the long history Turkey shares as a part of Europe argues that the European Union needs to readdress its policy towards Turkey and let go of the tendency to assessing Turkey through fairly simple cost/benefit analysis.

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How has COVID-19 affected Turkey’s labor market?

Evaluation Note written by TEPAV Project Manager Senay Akyildiz from June, titled “How has COVID-19 affected Turkey’s labor market?”, looks into the results of an in-house survey conducted with over 3,000 participants across Turkey’s 12 provinces to paint an accurate picture of the shifting labor dynamics within Turkey and evaluate its findings.

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Do you believe in COVID-19’s transformative power?

Blog post written by Guven Sak on April 5th, titled “Do you believe in COVID-19’s transformative power?”, highlights that the pandemic will instill some kind of change in terms of response to global health threats and financial mitigation of crisis, positing the idea for the G20 to step up to the task.

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Why Brexit is an Opportunity for Turkey

The February 16th Blog post by Guven Sak, “Why Brexit is an Opportunity for Turkey”, states that Turkey will need to be more creative in its trade strategy, UK-Turkey trade deal can be a dress rehearsal for Turkey to prepare for upgrading its Customs Union agreement with the EU, and Turkey can begin a new structural reform agenda.

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Tobacco Taxation Policies and Affordability in Turkey

Evaluation Note by TEPAV Tobacco Control Policy Research Team, titled “Tobacco Taxation Policies and Affordability in Turkey”, published in July, looks into the increasing prevalence rate of smoking while incorporating findings from an in-house tailored survey and depicts the tobacco taxation policies, the tax burden, in Turkey.

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Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) Level Changes in Turkey’s 81 Provinces During the COVID-19 Period

Written by TEPAV Project Coordinator Aysegul Tasoz Dusundere, the Evaluation Note “Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) Level Changes in Turkey’s 81 Provinces During the COVID-19 Period” published in May, analyses satellite imagery which depicts decreasing levels of NO2 due to pandemic measures, to show the decrease in pollution and economic activity.

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What if the COVID-19 outbreak lasts more than one quarter?

Policy Note from April by Guven Sak and Fatih Ozatay, “What if the COVID-19 outbreak lasts more than one quarter?”, provides extraordinary global financial policy recommendations, considering a G20, US government, and IMF approach, due to the coronavirus outbreak lasting longer than expected.

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Unpleasant refugee arithmetic with the EU

Guven Sak’s March 8th Blog post, “Unpleasant refugee arithmetic with the EU”, focuses on the EU-Turkey refugee deal, how Turkey is still hosting millions of refugees, and still receiving 41 times less aid than Greece per refugee.

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Turkey COVID-19 response from the perspective of German businesses

Blog post on July 26th by Guven Sak, titled “Turkey COVID-19 response from the perspective of German businesses”, analyzes the results of a survey of the business expectations of the members of the Turkish-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce- that the problem is not Turkey’s health system but rather insufficient domestic investments, capital outflows, rising government debt burden and exchange rate related concerns.

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Brave Women: Women’s and Gender Studies in Turkish Academia

News bulletin from TEPAV’s International Women’s and Women in Foreign Policy Day event on March 9th titled “Brave Women: Women’s and Gender Studies in Turkish Academia”, where speeches were made by TEPAV’s Nilgun Arisan Eralp and Sweden’s Ambassador to Turkey H.E. Annika Molin Hellgren. A panel, “Empowerment of Women in International Politics: Experience and Perspectives”, was held with Ankara University Professor Ozlem Kaygusuz (moderator), Middle East Technical University Professor Feride Acar, former Turkish Ambassador H.E. Sumru Noyan, and Ankara University Professor Emel Memis.

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What If Turkey Imposes a Curfew Due TO COVID-19

Policy Note by Guven Sak and Fatih Ozatay from April, “What If Turkey Imposes a Curfew Due TO COVID-19”, provides policy recommendations to mitigate the damages of imposing curfews and coronavirus measures on maintaining livelihoods, sustaining businesses, transforming businesses, and protecting working capital base of companies.

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