Since there is only one person taking decisions in Turkey, there must be only one person responsible for the spread of the virus. However, my educated guess is that the members of the board — who actually have no power to make decisions — might have to bear the responsibility in the end.
84 percent of Turkish citizens expect a second wave of the novel coronavirus epidemic, based on the results of a survey conducted from June 29-July 2 among more than 2,000 people in all of the country’s 81 provinces. 90 percent of people surveyed indicated that the virus had negatively impacted Turkey's economy.
Turkish Airlines flight attendant recounts her fears of working at the outset of the COVID-19 outbreak
Pınar Öğünç writes: A Turkish Airlines flight attendant tells her side of the story and explains how it felt to work during the coronavirus outbreak until the flights were halted. "We spent the end of February to the middle of March living in a nightmare. They were even late in allowing us to wear gloves. Why? Because we needed to protect the integrity of our uniforms," she says.
Women are less likely to contract the novel coronavirus due to the presence of estrogen in their bodies, according to Dr. Ebru Karpuzoğlu, a specialist in molecular medicine and immunology at the University of Georgia. Research also indicates that women are 50 percent less likely to contract the virus and are able to combat the virus more effectively.
Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 125 to total 1,643 and new confirmed cases rose by 4,801 to bring the country’s total to 74,193, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on April 16.
Turkish government is frequently referring to the failures of the responses of European countries and the United States in tackling with the coronavirus outbreak. Turkey is truly in a “better position” in the sense that we can predict what our rulers are capable of doing. We can predict that our rulers will say only their views about an issue, without feeling the need to hide their opinions or stay completely objective.
Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 87 to total 812 and new confirmed cases rose by 4,117 to bring the country’s total to 38,226 on April 8.
Vecdi Erbay reports from Diyarbakır: Some healthcare workers who want to stay at hotels in order to protect their families are not being allowed to do so. Doctors who voice their complaints are promptly forced to take their statements back by law enforcement. Many healthcare are losing their motivation to fight the coronavirus, the Diyarbakır Medical Chamber warns.
Turkey's medical staff sacked with statutory decrees (KHK) have said that they want to help the country fight the novel coronavirus, even if that means putting their own lives at risk. Leaders of opposition parties have also demanded that the government reinstate the sacked medical staff back to their jobs.
Istanbul turning into a ghost town as Turks resort to social distancing due to rise of coronavirus cases
As the number of coronavirus cases in Turkey continues to rise daily, it is nearly impossible to see people on some of Istanbul's most crowded streets. Every time someone coughs or sneezes they are looked upon with anger, and shops are closing their doors one by one. Duvar correspondents Filiz Gazi and Hacı Bişkin report.
Deputies from opposition Good Party (İYİ Parti) have called for a lockdown amid a surge in numbers of coronavirus cases in Turkey. The deputies tweeted calls for Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca to initiate a lockdown as soon as possible to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus.
The number of coronavirus cases in Turkey has risen to 18, Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun said early March 16. Of the 18 cases, seven were people who returned from European countries and three came from the U.S., Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
A deadly virus has struck Istanbul. Panicked people flood the streets hoping to snatch up whatever necessities they can find. They attack each other while lining up for bottles of drinking water. Now that The Protector’s third season carries undeniable resonances with the most hot-button issue of the day, contagious viruses, it seems the most we can expect from the show is this kind of accidental relevance.