A deputy from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) was criticized for not abiding by the 14-day coronavirus quarantine rule upon returning from Germany.
HDP Group Deputy Chairwoman Meral Danış Beştaş returned to Turkey after attending an International Women's Day event in Germany on March 8, prompting other lawmakers to question her presence in parliament on March 17 instead of self-imposed quarantine.
"From what we see on social media, Beştaş returned from Germany and her quarantine period is ongoing under normal circumstances. We expect her to be sensitive on the issue and we have no doubt that she will show that sensitivity," Cahit Özkan, group deputy chair of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), said in parliament.11 Turkish lawmakers in self-imposed quarantine amid coronavirus fears
Beştaş, in her response, accused the AKP of revealing her personal information.
"I would like to ask you first, did you undergo tests?" she said.
"Yes, I went to Germany and came back. All the necessary tests were carried out at the airport, my health is perfectly fine. If there were problems, I wouldn't jeopardize my friends and the society," Beştaş added.