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Turkey Uses Special Powers to Halt Metal Workers Strike

After just two days of a nationwide strike by Turkey’s Metal Workers Union, the government invoked emergency powers to postpone the strike for 60 days, claiming national security was threatened. Eyup Ozer, Metal Workers Union international relations officer, said the strike posed no threat to the country. "It is a sector that produces wires, cables, fasteners and small stuff," he said. "Even in these companies they can ban a strike. So that means there is no right to...

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