Eren Topuz writes: COVID-19 has resulted in a great deal of social distancing and efforts for meeting basic needs at home to the greatest extent possible. To that end, many Istanbulites have turned to baking their own bread at home. According to Istanbul Baker's Chamber, bread sales at bakeries and markets have declined by 35 percent since the outbreak reached Turkey.
Referencing a recent lavish baby blessing ceremony that sparked significant controversy, Islamist opposition Felicity Party (SP) Women's Branch President Ebru Asıltürk said that a recent wave of crazy consumption has negatively affected conservatives in Turkey. "We all must refrain from waste and showing off," she told.
The head of the parliamentary commission on autism, Kemal Çelik, has said that many families are not aware of autism spectrum disorder, with some even "confusing it with obesity." He also touched upon recent reports of a group of parents booing children with autism, saying that the issue had arisen "due to a lack of awareness" on autism.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that smoking is haram, while calling on people to quit the "malice."Being a staunch anti-smoking campaigner, Erdoğan frequently voices his discontent with smoking and urges his followers to quit.
Turkish online modest fashion portal Modanisa has become a global outlet for conservative wear.
Photographer Sedat Suna says tattoos have increasingly turned political lately in Turkey.