Turkey close up – Loud criticism of Erdoğan’s sudden LockdownAm Friday evening, the Turkish government output prohibitions announced for 31 cities. The Chaos broke out. The Opposition condemned the sudden regulation. Tomas Avenarius of Istanbul2 Kommentare2Verlassener square in front of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia: The weekend was introduced in Turkey in surprising output prohibitions.Photo: Keystone/Tolga Bozoğlu

After the Turkish government adopted on Friday a complete surprise a Lockdown for 31 large cities and provinces, the barrage of criticism from the Opposition. On Saturday and Sunday limited curfew have done a lot of damage since it was announced in the short term, and so unnecessarily panic had triggered, is the Tenor on the weekend. The government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have made their own efforts, the Covid-19-dissemination through Social Distancing and voluntary output restrictions reduce, in a coup ineffective. The government thanked, however, in the case of the population: few people would have been in breach of the curfew.

Although the government had awakened to the beginning of the crisis would seem that Turkey is well armed against the pandemic, are the official Figures show that more than 52 000 people a positive effect on Covid-19 have been tested. More than 1000 people died. Because the test rate in the 83 million inhabitants the country is too low, it must be assumed that the high number of unreported cases, as representatives of the Turkish medical Profession have publicly stated.

Even super-markets had to on the weekend

The curfew was wide-ranging: Apart from bakeries, pharmacies, old people’s homes, and a few other public institutions such as the police and the fire brigade were almost all public facilities, shops and even the supermarkets are closed. It was unclear on Sunday whether the output ends of the lock at midnight, or however extended it could be. Ibrahim Kalın, spokesman for the President, said: “The curfew can be repeated.”

A scientist from the Corona-Committee of the health Ministry, emphasized, according to the newspaper “Hürriyet” :”of Course, we can block further output in the coming weekends. The best method to prevent the spread of the disease, is the contact between people to prevent.”

The Lockdown and do more damage than the Virus itself that are critical of the Opposition

The Opposition focused its criticism on the practical implementation of the measures. Engin Özkoç, politician of the social democratic CHP, published on Twitter, pictures of crowds of people in front of supermarkets, and accused the government of President Erdoğan, with the unexpected Lockdown of the larger damage as the Coronavirus itself. He tweeted: “to govern, you’re incapable of.” Oğuz Kaan Salıcı, one of the Deputy leaders of the CHP, accused the government to have all of the population is laboriously enforced Social Distancing behaviors within a few hours, thrown to the wind.

Special weight to these allegations because the decision on the curfew, according to the CHP already on Thursday is expected to fall. Known the Lockdown was given but only in the night of the 10. April and three hours prior to its entry into force. This had led to mass gatherings in supermarkets and chaotic panic buying. The prokurdische opposition party, the HDP accused the government of being “responsible for a dramatic increase in the number of Corona cases, and the Corona of the dead”.

criticism was also of those who have to implement the measures. Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoğlu was given directly after the proclamation announced that he had not been informed as the chief person responsible for a metropolis of 16 million inhabitants in advance. He said that same night: “We even know what services we have to offer in Istanbul tomorrow.” The policy of the government could only do “even more panic and confusion.” Imamoğlu had already requested some time ago, output restrictions. The government had rejected but.

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