Turkey, the country of suicides

In Turkey 5, 806 people have committed suicide due to financial troubles between 2002 and 2019.

A dramatic reality has been brought to light by a report on suicide linked to the economic crisis in Turkey despite the attempts of the AKP-MHP government to hide the real extent of both the crisis and its impact. According to the figures published by the CHP Science Platform, 5,806 people committed suicide due to financial difficulties between 2002 and 2019.

According to the same report, 7 people committed suicide in one week in Kocaeli and 3 people in one day in Aydın.

The share of suicides recorded due to economic reasons across the country increased from 7.3 percent in 2018 to 9.4 percent in 2019. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Council, the number of people who committed suicide only in the workplace and / or for work-related reasons was 54 in the first 8 months of 2020.

While 355 people between 20 and 24 ended their lives in 2016, this number increased to 414 in 2019. In addition, in 2019 alone, a total of 3,406 people ended their lives.

Of these 3,406 people, 9.4 percent (321 people) committed suicide due to financial difficulties.

According to the data of the Music and Performing Artists Union (Muzik-Sen), approximately 700,000 musicians have been left unemployed, and more than 100 musicians committed suicide following concert bans and restrictions.