In the light of social-distancing orders, the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality placed "social distancing circles," measuring roughly 240 cm in diameter and spaced 180 cm apart, throughout Caddebostan Park. The municipality will extend the implementation to other parks in the city in the following days.
Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 28 to total 4,397 and new confirmed cases rose by 948 to bring the country’s total to 158,762, Health Ministry data showed on May 26.
Turkish Airlines has announced its new safety rules for coronavirus-era air travel, saying that carry-on bags will not be allowed in the cabin area and passengers will board and get off the plane one by one, waiting for their seating number to be announced.
The World Health Organization has temporarily suspended its trial of hydroxycholoroquine, the drug championed by Turkey to combat the deadly coronavirus, over safety concerns. Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca had announced in April that Turkey stocked about 1 million boxes of this malaria drug to be distributed across health institutions.
AKP Istanbul councillor legitimizes killing of woman by boyfriend, says couple ‘was having extramarital life’
A councillor from the ruling AKP has legitimized the recent brutal killing of a woman by her boxer boyfriend, saying: "The story is the same, a freedom-lover woman and a death story that takes places in an extramarital life."
Experts have warned that the coronavirus has given the Turkish government a pretext for accelerating the mass surveillance. They are particularly critical of the Health Ministry's “Hayat Eve Sığar” mobile application which citizens have to use in order to be able to make inter-city travels.
Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 29 to total 4,369 and new confirmed cases rose by 987 to bring the country’s total to 157,814, Health Ministry data showed on May 25.
The coronavirus outbreak has taken a hit in the paychecks of half of Turks, according to a recent survey. Some 50.5 percent of Turks say they're earning less compared to the pre-pandemic period, while 14.9 percent say they have lost their jobs.
The number of newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients in Turkey had increased for two days as of May 24, a spike that comes nearly two weeks after the re-opening of malls, hairdressers and small businesses on May 11. The number of patients who died from the virus have also increased with 32 fatalities on May 24, five more persons than the death toll of May 22.
Turkish Spider-Man Burak Soylu has distributed candy to entertain children at home amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. "I threw candy to children in their balconies. They experienced Eid to some extent. I'm happy to see children smile," he said.
42 percent of Turkish people believe the economy will be stronger next year. What is more, those who couldn’t even pay the minimum amount of their credit card bills last month, 58 percent believed that the economic situation would improve next year. Unfortunately, there is a misguided feeling of optimism around.
Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 27 to total 4,276 and new confirmed cases rose by 952 to bring the country’s total to 154,500, Health Ministry data showed on May 22.
An inmate has died of the novel coronavirus in Istanbul's Silivri Prison, whereas the number of patients infected with the virus in the prison increased to 82, prosecutors announced on May 22.
Today, the ruling AKP government is seeking a new consolidation formula that does not rely on voter support. Instead, it shall rely on a survival rhetoric spearheaded by MHP leader Bahçeli and based on the alleged “local and national” majority.
A total of 258,651 senior citizens and their companions have been given travel permits in one day after the government eased inter-province travel restrictions for those aged 65 and over.