All members of the Turkish Parliament received the COVID-19 vaccine secretly, but are not sharing this information with the public, Democracy and Progress Party (DEVA) deputy Mustafa Yeneroğlu said.
"They asked me three weeks ago. I asked them 'Don't you have a fear of God in you?' All MPs, regardless of whether they fit the age prioritization, received the shot," Yeneroğlu told Karar TV.
The DEVA member refused to receive the shot because he doesn't find it ethical, he said, adding that others should take priority over the members of parliament.
"There are healthcare workers, security workers, soldiers and inmates. I was very upset to hear that many MPs who didn't need to in both the government and the opposition were vaccinated."
Turkey, with a population of 83 million, has administered about 11.5 million vaccine doses in a campaign that began in mid-January. More than 7.93 million people have received a first shot and nearly 3.57 million a second dose of the vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech.