Turkey’s Struggle Against COVID-19 and the New Reign-by-Administrative-Act

Aslan V.

Other, pp.1, 2020

  • Publication Type: Other Publication / Other
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Page Numbers: pp.1
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Turkey announced its first confirmed case of COVID-19 on 11 March 2020. Thereafter, the government issued various administrative regulations and decrees, which it presented as vital for preventing the spread of the virus. However, the constitutional validity of these executive acts is questionable. What is particularly problematic, is that the government has issued these directives even though it has not declared a state of emergency, and also has not cited valid statutory authorization.