Editor: Azra Ceylan

In the second episode of ‘Zeitgeist Turkey’, Duvar English’s Cansu Çamlıbel phones co-host Can Selçuki to record their conversation instead of coming together in a studio.

They discuss the surge in the positive cases in Turkey followed by a notable increase in the number of the coronavirus tests carried out across the country, as well as the low accuracy rates of the rapid tests purchased from China by the Turkish government.

Cansu Çamlıbel asks Can Selçuki, an economist with experience at the World Bank, to navigate the audience through the shortfalls of the economic shield package of Erdoğan’s government and the economic survival mode among Turkish society sett off by the coronavirus outbreak.

This podcast was prepared with support from Heinrich Böll Stiftung’s Turkey Representation.