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Health Policies: Turkey
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Since the 1980s, the Turkish health system has been shaped toward market oriented priorities. This direction emerged from the deep crisis of the Turkish economy that surfaced at the beginning of the 1970s. In this period, the profit level of Turkish capitalism declined drastically and a series of measures, such as freezing wages and increasing financial capital, were taken to deal with it. These strategies were rooted in the structural adaptation policies that came out of the Washington consensu…

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Hamzaoğglu, Onur, “Health Policies: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0173e>
First published online: 2009

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