Similar Inequalities in Housing Policies: Turkey and the UK’s Public Actors


In terms of the results of neoliberalizm, the existence of similarities as well as the unique experience of each country is important for analysing the practices of an economy-based and widespread movement. In this study, TOKI in Turkey and RTB in England housing policies, examining the practical implications of neoliberalizm in the housing sector. The similarities and differences of tenants and landlords will be handled through mediation examples. Examining these two groups allows to define the dynamics of inequality in the housing problem. In the study, what is the relationship between inequality and housing policies and what are the similar and different consequences of neoliberal housing policies in terms of the production of inequality between tenants and landlords by country will be answered. For this purpose, while examining the current literature, the analysis of secondary data (statistics created by the official and private sector) method was used. As a result, neoliberalizm is similar in the inequality it increases, even if it is practiced in different countries and in different political and cultural environments. In this case, examples of housing policy in the UK and Turkey (RTB and TOKI) were examined. Because the number of tenants has generally been in an increasing trend during the years when neoliberal housing policies were in effect, which claimed as the primary indicator to facilitate and increase housing acquisition by middle and lower income groups.


Neoliberalizm inequality housing policies TOKİ RTB.