Nearly nine people commit suicide everyday in Turkey mostly over economic reasons, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy leader Aykut Erdoğdu has said.
“Turkey is on the brink of social insanity,” Erdoğdu told reporters, as he slammed the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for “creating policies that produce death.”
“The government pledges death, while we pledge life,” he also said.
Sharing Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) figures on suicide, Erdoğdu said that 8.6 people commit suicide on average everyday, adding that the numbers are increasing due to poverty and unemployment.
A user-contributed database has prepared a list of the safest cities in the world, with six cities in Turkey entering the list.
Numbeo establishes a crime index every year by conducting surveys in 374 cities. The safety index is calculated as 100 minus the crime index.
“If the city has a high safety index, it is considered very safe,” says the description for the indices on Numbeo’s website.