Global Rights Index: Turkey among worst countries for workers’ rights 

ANKARA — The Turkish government of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has become one of the worst places in the world for workers.

In the International Trade Union Confederation’s (ITUC) Global Rights Index 2023 report, Turkey remained among the ten worst countries in the world for workers’ rights, in a comparison of 148 countries.

In the section about Turkey, the ITUC highlighted the widespread repression of workers’ strikes, the arbitrary arrests of union members, and the systematic disregard for unions rules by employers.

The report states that throughout the current year, workers’ freedoms and rights have been flagrantly violated, with law enforcement suppressing protests and making unfair arrests of trade union leaders.

The report added that employers continued their systematic efforts to undermine unions, by systematically dismissing workers who attempted to organize strikes.