What Drives the Turkish Government's Response to COVID-19 Pandemic-Daily Cases or Daily Deaths

Cetinguc B., Çalışır F.

Global Joint Conference on Industrial Engineering and Its Application Areas (GJCIE), ELECTR NETWORK, 14 - 15 August 2020, pp.469-476 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-76724-2_34
  • Page Numbers: pp.469-476
  • Keywords: COVID-19, Government response, Daily COVID-19 cases, Daily COVID-19 deaths, Developing policies
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


COVID-19 has been changed the way of each others' lifestyles. After the outbreak of this virus all over the world, governments have taken precautions to prevent the spread of it. In some countries, schools are closed, working conditions are changed, international flights are canceled, lockdowns are announced, public gatherings are banned, and so on. Basically, our daily routines and lives have altered into a new pattern. Knowing how contiguous COVID-19, governments had to take serious precautions and develop policies. Government Response Index has been introduced by Oxford University, evaluating the stringencies of 165 countries' government response actions on COVID-19 [8]. The main aim of this study is to figure out while governments are developing these policies, whether daily cases and/or daily deaths of COVID-19 drive the Turkish Governmnent's Response. Regression analysis is conducted via Jamovi by gathering data from Oxford's Government Response Index. Findings showed that the Turkish government's responses to COVID 19 are affected by the daily deaths, not daily cases.