Covid-19 Risk Analysis of Turkey in the Context of Syrian Influx

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Özen I. C., Derin Güre P., Yargici E.

Topics in Middle Eastern and African Economies, vol.24, no.1, pp.47-56, 2022 (Non Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Journal Name: Topics in Middle Eastern and African Economies
  • Journal Indexes: EconLit
  • Page Numbers: pp.47-56
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


the COVID-19 pandemic difference between countries, in the international comparisons of COVID-19

performance of countries, and in the experience with COVID-19 of different subgroups within countries.

International scholars are needed to understand the reasons behind the long-term strategy differences

between countries and why certain populations have been protected and others left unprotected during this

COVID-19 era.

The COVID-19 crisis is finding the unknown vulnerabilities of many countries, as well as allowing some

to show and perform a myriad of unknown resiliencies and strengths. In analysing the source of strength,

and vulnerability, we have to explore the myriad dimensions of society and the new inequalities and new

social issues that have arisen. The analysis of COVID vulnerability must be understood as analysis not

only of the health resources and systems but also the aspects of the society that become important for

spreading or alleviating contagion or decreasing or increasing the level of disease mortality.

For the Turkish experience, the Syrian integration process is an essential social process that has been

analysed by many social scientists in the education, health, economy, and social amity and solidarity

dimension. Our paper is the first to look at the Syrian integration in the context of COVID-19 and

understand the specific health vulnerabilities for the Syrian refugee population, which are in a unique

legal and socioeconomic position in the overall Turkish society.