How Turkey’s ‘zombie’ companies keep afloat

A number of big companies that would have normally gone bust amid Turkey’s economic turmoil are surviving thanks to government favors.

Mustafa Sonmez | Turkish economy | Sep 26, 2020
al-monitor Employees wearing face masks wait to serve passengers at the Istanbul Airport on the first day of the resumption of domestic flights, which were halted in late March due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, June 1, 2020. Companies that built the airport are bleeding money, in part due to COVID-19, and are being kept on their feet by the government. Photo by YASIN AKGUL/AFP via Getty Images).

COVID-19 and the marginalization of Iranian women

COVID-19 has adversely impacted many segments of society across the globe, including Iranian women. Some fear the damage will be permanent.

Ali Dadpay | Women’s rights | Sep 14, 2020

Jordan announces compulsory military service for jobless men as unemployment surges

Men between the ages of 25 and 29 who are in good health and lack jobs may be called for military service.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Sep 10, 2020

Is it 12% or 52%? Turks disagree on jobless rate

Turkey’s unemployment problem is unlikely to scale down to pre-pandemic levels, bound to remain the main pressure factor on the country’s economy and politics.

Mustafa Sonmez | Unemployment | Jul 16, 2020

Israelis take to streets, blame Netanyahu for economic crisis

Thousands of Israelis hit the streets over the the weekend in protest of the government’s failure to effectively and quickly address the economic crisis induced by the coronavirus.

Mazal Mualem | Unemployment | Jul 14, 2020