Successes and Failures of Compulsory Risk Mitigation: Re-evaluating the Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool

Burcak Basbug Erkan, Ozlem Yilmaz

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The Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool (TCIP) is one of the best practices of public–private partnerships in an emerging market designed to reduce economic losses from disasters. This paper reviews the application of this compulsory mechanism along with data relating to the performance of the scheme following recent earthquakes in Turkey. We also consider the current perceptions of Turkish society towards the TCIP and how they can be enhanced. Our conclusions aim to assist stakeholders in government, homeowners, insurance companies, media, banks and civil society to appreciate the value of the system and key actions necessary to improve it.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)782-794
Number of pages13
Issue number4
Early online date5 Mar 2015
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Catastrophe
  • Earthquake
  • Insurance
  • Mitigation policy
  • Turkey


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