intercity bus travel
A bus traveling from the northern province of Çorum to Istanbul toppled off the highway on the latter on Sept. 14, injuring nine people. While one injury was deemed critical, the driver's identity hasn't been disclosed yet.
Travelers from around Turkey hit the road for the Eid al-Adha holiday on July 29, a day before the Muslim feast's eve. The country lifted travel restrictions in June as part of its "normalization" process.
Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca warned citizens that the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic grows as they relax precautions. Minister Koca's warning comes a week after Turkey began its "normalization" process, reopening businesses and resuming public transportation operations, even observing its first weekend off curfew.
Turkey’s main opposition urges Health Minister to relax COVID-19 travel bans for seniors, seasonal workers
Turkey's main opposition party CHP urged Health Minister Fahrettin Koca to permit older citizens to return to their hometowns after getting tested for COVID-19, instead of having to spend a hot summer in small apartments. The CHP also suggests an exception for citizens who travel to big cities to work in the winter, but need to be back in their hometowns for harvest season.
Turkey's gas stations have lost 60 to 75 percent of sales during the COVID-19 outbreak, daily Sözcü reported April 8. Limitations on intercity bus travels have furthered victimized petroleum workers in Turkey, Union of Gas Station, Petroleum and Gas Employers said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced a series of new measures against the coronavirus, including suspending all international flights, as the country's death toll from coronavirus reached 92 on March 27.