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NewsFlash: December 6, 2006


How workers are shortchanged, how the Iraq war impacts the economy, and how IMF and World Bank policies are hurting labor

NEWS BRIEFING: GPN’s Turkey After The Crisis
Tuesday, December 12, 10:30 a.m. (EST)

Economic Policy Institute
1333 H Street, NW
East Tower, Suite 300

Turkey, traditionally billed as a “bridge between the East and the West,” appears to be straddling the divide more than ever. As Turkey moves closer to a future in the European Union, does it do so at the expense of the broader population? 

On Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m., the Global Policy Network (GPN) will host a news briefing that will feature Turkish economist Erinc Yeldan, who will examine the challenges of Turkey’s economy as government policy has put the interests of global capital above labor.

Yeldan will discuss, among other topics, how the war in Iraq has affected Turkey’s economy. He will also examine how, after Turkey’s economic and political crises in 2000 and 2001, working people have borne the brunt of its problems. Unemployment rose from 6.4% to 11.9% over nearly a decade and labor productivity has risen sharply while real wages have gone down over the last five years.

WHAT: Turkey After the Crisis

WHEN: Tuesday, December 12, 10:30 a.m. (ET)

WHO: Erinc Yeldan, Economist with Independent Social Scientists Alliance, professor at Bilkent University, Ankara (Turkey), and visiting scholar at University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Tony Avirgan, International Policy Coordinator of the Economic Policy Institute and coordinator of the Global Policy Network

WHERE: EPI offices at 1333 H St., NW, East Tower, 3rd floor, Washington, DC
RSVP IS REQUIRED. Click here  to reserve space at the briefing.

Click here  for Erinc Yeldan’s latest report on Turkey.
Click here  for more on the GPN.