Editor: Azra Ceylan

Duvar English’s editor-in-chief Cansu Çamlıbel and pollster Can Selçuki look for answers to why the Turkish government still persists in not calling a total lockdown in major cities where the numbers of positive cases and death toll reached alarming levels.

Duvar English’s editor-in-chief Cansu Çamlıbel and pollster Can Selçuki discuss the latest developments in Turkey’s battle with COVID-19 in the face of rapidly increasing cases, especially in Istanbul which has quickly become a national epicenter of the outbreak.

The nationwide coronavirus donation campaign launched by President Tayyip Erdoğan and the block placed by the Ministry of Interior over municipalities of Istanbul and Ankara in order to prevent them from holding separate donation campaigns are also among salient items of this week’s episode.

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