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Turkey’s minimum wage workers earn $26 less a month than they did in 2021

Although the Turkish minimum monthly wage was increased by 50 percent for this year to help offset an increased cost of living, it has...

14.8 million Turks suffer from insufficient food consumption, UN data show

HungerMap, a near real-time food security monitoring system of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), has revealed that 14.8 million people are experiencing...

Turkish children suffer from malnutrition amid economic crisis, says expert

Hacer Foggo, founder of the Istanbul-based Deep Poverty Network, said in a recent interview that children in Turkey were disproportionately affected by poverty and...

Inflation hits women the hardest in male-dominated Turkey

Battered by soaring food prices, inflation and a plunging currency, Sümeyye Alayumat is among millions of Turkish women battling poverty in addition to inequality...

[OPINION] Empty pots and soaring inflation disrupt Erdoğan’s rule

Türkmen Terzi Millions of Turks are facing growing uncertainty as the Turkish lira lost almost 50 percent of its value against the US dollar in...

Poverty deepens in Turkey as Erdoğan’s lavish palaces, lifestyle upset many

Alin Ozinian Last month Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan insisted that “Turkey has never compromised on free-market rules and is now much closer to achieving its goal...

Number of people living in poverty in Turkey rises to 18 mln: TurkStat

The number of people in Turkey who are officially recognized as living in poverty rose to 17,921,000 in 2020, a 714,000 increase over 2019,...

Turkey’s income distribution gap largest in 11 years: TurkStat

The Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) revealed in a report issued on Tuesday that the indicator for inequality of income distribution in Turkey is the worst...

If suicide were poverty related, half of Turks would be dead: AKP mayor

A district mayor from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Mersin has said, while talking about a recent suicide allegedly related to...

More than a fourth of Turks say they can’t meet basic needs: survey

According to a recent survey, 26.6 percent of Turks say they can't meet their basic living costs, while 54 percent state that they barely...

Erdoğan tackles Turkey’s food insecurity with potatoes and onions

Amid skyrocketing food prices in Turkey that deprive many households of the ability to meet even their most basic needs, an aid campaign has...

[Opinion] How poverty came to Turkey

Türkmen Terzi Turkey was never a country in which poverty came to mind. However, the financial desperation of the Turkish public was clearly visible when 5,217...

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