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Assessment of Privatization in Turkey

28 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2008  

Onur Ozsoy

Ankara University - Faculty of Political Sciences

Cengiz Yavilioğlu

Privatization Administration of Prime Ministry of Republic of Turkey

Date Written: December 2007

Abstract

This study comprehensively evaluates and asses the privatization in Turkey for the period 1985-2007. The following topics have been analyzed: Historical background of State Economic Enterprises (SEEs) in Turkey, institutional and legislative background of privatization in Turkey, institutional frame of privatization process in Turkey, auditing process of privatization in Turkey, purpose and philosophy of privatization, employees of Privatization Administration, privatization procedure, privatization methods, assessment procedure of privatization, SEEs included in the privatization portfolio in 2007, privatization receipts and expenditures between 1985 and 2007, and impact of privatization on labor at privatized SEEs. Additionally, oppositions and resistance are discussed and evaluated for the mentioned time period. The main conclusion of this study is that the privatization process in Turkey has been successful during the recent years due to adequate legislative regulations, macroeconomic stability, and political stability.

Keywords: Privatization, Turkey, administration, methods of privatization.

JEL Classification: H00

Suggested Citation

Ozsoy, Onur and Yavilioğlu, Cengiz, Assessment of Privatization in Turkey (December 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1112988 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1112988

Onur Ozsoy (Contact Author)

Ankara University - Faculty of Political Sciences ( email )

Ankara
Turkey

Cengiz Yavilioğlu

Privatization Administration of Prime Ministry of Republic of Turkey

Ziya Gökalp Caddesi No: 80 Kurtuluş
Anikara, 06600
Turkey

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