Gamze Akkuş İlgezdi
CHP MP slams justice ministry for not revealing number of coronavirus cases in prisons for nearly 50 days
Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy Gamze Akkuş İlgezdi has slammed Turkey's Justice Ministry for not revealing the number of coronavirus cases in prisons for nearly 50 days. "A heightening risk is in question at prisons, but the ministry is more concerned about hiding the number of cases than struggling against the virus," she said.
Some 20,000 books went missing from the National Library of Turkey in 2019, a main opposition deputy claimed in a parliamentary question. CHP deputy Gamze Akkuş İlgezdi also said that materials at the National Library that weren't books had decreased in number.
Women in Turkey reported more than 30,000 cases of domestic violence through the state's Women Support Application (KADES) in the past two years, main opposition deputy Gamze Akkuş Ilgezdi said. "The real data is much more overwhelming and portrays a much more devastating picture," she noted.
One fifth of Turkey's population is considered "obese" and the average weight of the population is at 73.5 kilograms (162 lbs), a main opposition deputy said in a report. The government's failure to offer preventative health services to the population led to a spike in obesity numbers, according to the report.
Turkish people tipped off prosecutors once in every three minutes last year, according to a report prepared by CHP deputy Gamze Akkuş İlgezdi, showing the extent that tipping off people have become in the country. According to the report, the increase in the numbers began when the country switched to an executive presidential system on July 9, 2018, replacing a 95-year-old parliamentary system.