39th Issue: The Housing Issue and The Right to Housing in Turkey

Issue 39
Topic: The Housing Issue and The Right to Housing in Turkey
Issue Editor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Doğa Başar Sarıipek
Release Date: January 2025
Submission Date
Start: 15 September 2024
End: 30 September 2024

Call for Paper

The right to adequate and decent housing has been recognized as a fundamental human right in international treaties and documents. This right includes not only the right to have shelter, but also the right to live in security, peace and dignity.

The housing market in Turkey is undergoing dynamic transformations, presenting both challenges and opportunities that need to be carefully examined. Increasing urbanization, migration trends, and economic developments have led to a complex housing problem in Turkey that affects different segments of the population.

The housing problem is a complex issue that has been on the agenda of the central government and political actors in Turkey for a long time. Low-income urban dwellers suffer due to difficulties in finding suitable housing; because affordable and legal options are limited.

Understanding and securing the right to housing is critical to addressing housing issues in Turkey. In this context, promoting social justice and promoting inclusive, sustainable urban development is vital to ensure that fair and effective solutions to housing problems are found.

In this context, it is important to adopt a comprehensive approach that takes into account not only the physical structure of the housing but also its broader social, economic and cultural dimensions, respecting human rights and developing effective strategies for social healing.

In the 39th issue of our journal titled “The Housing Problem and the Right to Housing in Turkey”, we plan to address the right to housing and the problems encountered in our country in the exercise of this right together with their reasons and solution suggestions, within a multi-dimensional framework.

Priority Topics:

– Housing Accessibility and Affordability: An examination of barriers and opportunities to access affordable housing for different socio-economic groups.
– Urbanization and Its Effects: An examination of the effects of rapid urbanization on the housing structure, infrastructure and socio-economic fabric of cities in Turkey.
– Legal Framework and Policy Perspectives: Examining the current legal framework and policies related to housing in Turkey and proposing new approaches to address emerging challenges.
– Social and Cultural Dimensions: Examination of the cultural and social factors that determine housing choices, community dynamics, and the impact on the right to housing.
– Innovative Housing Solutions: Showcasing innovative and sustainable housing solutions, including technological advancements, community-focused initiatives, and alternative housing models.
– Role of Stakeholders: Discussion of the roles and responsibilities of government institutions, non-governmental organizations and the private sector in ensuring the right to housing.

We are waiting for original studies that are suitable for the spirit and scope of this issue, and contribute to the academic literature for the 39th issue of the Journal of Insan ve Insan, titled “The Housing Issue and The Right to Housing in Turkey”.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Doğa Başar Sarıipek

The Journal of Insan ve Insan

P.S.: The manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the Journal’s Ethical Principles and Publication Policy, and Writing Rules.