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