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Social Significance of the Night-Watchmen (Bekçiler) in Turkey’s Security Force

Author(s): Damla Cinel, Esra Şekerci

Citation: Damla Cinel, Esra Şekerci, (2020) "Social Significance of the Night-Watchmen (Bekçiler) in Turkey’s Security Force," Journal of Management Policy and Practice, Vol. 21, Iss. 4, pp. 119-127

Article Type: Research paper

Publisher: North American Business Press


This paper aims to try to understand the social significance of the night-watchmen (bekçiler) as a part of the security forces in Turkey. The social changes based on the example of the night-watchman (bekçi) as a surveillance mechanism between the years 2016-2019 under the rule of AKP (Justice and Development Party) is worthy of sociological inquiry in relation to the everyday routines of the people. To do so, we adopted a literature review as a methodological tool and to bring a kind of historical analysis on the basis of Foucauldian notions.