Turkey's first communist mayor Fatih Mehmet Maçoğlu tested positive for COVID-19, urging all district mayors in the city to self-isolate at home. The mayor of the eastern town of Dersim, Maçoğlu had tested positive on June 22 and was admitted to the local state hospital.
A group of seniors in Istanbul's Cihangir neighborhood protested the ongoing curfew on their age group. On a Sunday when they were allowed outside, the seniors asked the curfew to be lifted on citizens over 65 who have dutifully stayed home for months to avoid spreading COVID-19.
Shepherd takes herd of sheep through residential areas to graze after COVID-19 curfew in northern Turkey
A video of a herd of sheep in the residential area of a Black Sea province was widely shared on social media in Turkey. The sheep can be heard blatting and the sounds of their bells are audible in the video, as the streets remain deserted by humans merely hours after the end of a three-day curfew that aimed to slow the spread of coronavirus.