Turkish unionism contained the basic features of guardianship democratic structure until the 1990s when it boomed with demand for real democracy. A democratic unionship style was adopted that was free of active political powers of the country and outside their domain, and even influencing them and carrying out a more efficient and productive struggle for rights. Beginning in 1989, the Turkish worker movement found the chance to solve its ages long problems by organizing inside real democracy. The striking features of worker movement between 1983 - 1995 were its mobility from the bottom to the top, richness in new sorts of action, and clearance of pre-1980 ideological remnants. Unionship concept went under a radical change of mind due to the signs of need for reorganization coming from worker base, coupled with anti-revolutionist culture generated by September 12. Those years passed between the unionship approach, which was the product of guardianship and working class and strenghtening inclination of civilian opposition demanding for more democracy.
|Keywords:||Turkey, Liberal Democracy, Unions, Institutions, Working Class|
Associate Profesor, Economics and Administrative Sciences Faculty, Public Administration Department, TC Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey
Lecturer, Ipsala Vocational High School, TC Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey