Outlawing strikes is hardly a new thing. Lots of countries have regulations that do not allow for strikes or lockouts in various industries including aviation – now Turkey has done the same.
Instead nations adopt various forms of back to work legislation that while declaring formal strike actions illegal alternately provide means for things like binding arbitration instead. There are benefits to this, including for the workers, as things like company lockouts also become illegal. Goal is to keep parties talking, or provide for alternate means for settlement that having the either the company or the employees force their views via a lockout or strike.
Anyhow for the TK
employees that decided to walk off from work this week, they should indeed be treated harsly.
Such wildcat actions cannot be tolerated, and either the individuals needs to be punished, or of this was formally organized event then their union Hava-Is should bear responsibility for condoning such actions.