Authoritarian Dynamic and “Government Without Administration” in Combating Pandemic in Turkey

The measures taken within the scope of combating the COVID-19 pandemic brought also a process in many countries that could be called an “authoritarianism” pandemic. In Turkey, the measures taken since the beginning of the pandemic, violating many fundamental rights and freedoms without a legal basis, have been the subject of discussion in terms of the authoritarianism trend that has already been observed in Turkey in recent years. Some irrational, non-rights-based, non-transparent, discriminative measures are also brought a focus on the role and functioning of the administration in democracies. Therefore, the intertwining of political will and administration or the party identification in the administration after the 2017 Constitutional Amendments necessitates the evaluation of the concept of “government without administration” used by Jane Kaplan for Nazi Germany in terms of Turkey.