Demokratik Yönetimlerin COVİD-19 ile Sınavı

Haydar ALBAYRAK-
2021 Turkish Studies - Economics Finance Politics  
All states have taken various measures against the COVID-19 disease, which was first seen in China in December 2019 and then spread to the world. As the whole world, Turkey has been taken radical measures in order to struggle with COVID-19. There are various opinions that these measures cause erosion on democracy and human rights, that this erosion will not end with the disease and may be permanent. Because there is a perception that democracies are insufficient in fighting the disease, and
more » ... he disease, and authoritarian states struggle much more effectively. Because of this perception, it is thought to be an orientation to authoritarian administrations. In this study, through the example of Turkey and the world are aimed to investigate whether these views are correct. In the study, indirect research methods were used, and secondary data and content analysis were used in this context. As a result of the study, it was determined that concerns about democracy and human rights were not unfounded and that developments that caused concerns were experienced within the framework of the events and the reactions of people to these events. In addition, it was concluded that democratic countries reacted a little late at the beginning of the epidemic, but more successful in combating the epidemic. It is thought that it is necessary to take the necessary structural measures and to increase the awareness of people on democratic achievements in order to prevent developments that cause anxiety. Structured Abstract: All states have taken various measures against the COVID-19 disease, which was first seen in China in December 2019 and then spread to the world. These measures, which have the nature of public policy, are mainly dressing measures aimed at preventing the spread of the disease. These measures, which will probably continue to be implemented until a treatment or vaccine of the disease is found, actually includes various practices that are incompatible with the basic principles of democracy and human rights, such as curfew, travel ban, and the obligation to endure treatment. As a result of the measures taken, billions of people around the world have been put under lock and key. Concerns that such measures could lead to human rights violations have been raised by many institutions and individuals, notably the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights and other human rights experts. Concerns are not unfounded as these measures, which restrict human rights and the fight against human rights violations, may lead to the abuse of emergency regulations and exceeding executive powers. This situation has led to criticisms that the struggle against disease will erode the democratic state and lead to the formation of dictatorial states, and from time to time, social demonstrations against prohibitions. COVID-19 to compete in Turkey as well as all over the world were also required to take radical measures. Some events in Turkey in recent periods have been raising questions in mind regarding the protection
doi:10.47644/turkishstudies.47313 fatcat:bzpz4t7j6ra4vdmc3s3bjgu2pq