Pandemic hits Erdoğan’s Turkey again but not only that

Murat Yetkin writes: Unfortunately, it’s not only the COVID-19 pandemic that hit Turkey with its third wave. President Erdoğan denounced the fluctuations in the market as “baseless and shallow financial movements.” If it is so insignificant, then why did he called on citizens to bring their dollars and gold to the banks for the second time in a week? This is perhaps a sign of the lack of distrust by the citizens that started to become obvious.

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Prominent journalist Murat Yetkin has analyzed Turkey's current problems, as he pointed out that the COVID-19 pandemic is not the only thing that hit the country. 

Yetkin listed withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention and the pro-government reactions to it, the removal of the Central Bank governor and the rivalry between the religious sects in the military as among the problems that Turkey faces today. 

According to the journalist, the lack of distrust by the citizens started to become obvious, mostly with regards to the government's handling of the economy. He also touched upon the government's failure in abiding by the pandemic measures. 

"Unfortunately, it’s not only the COVID-19 pandemic that hit Turkey with its third wave as President Tayyip Erdoğan admitted in his March 29 statement. Despite telling people to obey the 'mask, distancing and hygiene' rule Erdoğan was much criticized by the opposition because of breaking those rules in his Justice and Development Party (AKP) local congresses since January. The physicians and scientists saw that coming but Erdoğan’s ministers thought they knew better," Yetkin said in his piece on YetkinReport. 

The piece in full can be read here