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Istanbul’s famous Grand Bazaar (“Kapalı Çarşı) has been closed amid coroanvirus precautions.
Police seized some one million counterfeit masks in a raid in Istanbul’s Sultanbeyli district on March 24.
Turkish authorities have ramped up operations against counterfeit face mask producers amid coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Turkey adopted new measures early on March 24 on shopping and transportation in an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The Interior Ministry issued a notice saying all intercity and intra-city buses will be allowed to carry only half their capacity.
Also, all grocery stores will only provide service between 09:00 and 21:00 local time, as part of the new measures.
A group of prominent Turkish academics have urged the government to announce an extraordinary spending program to tackle the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The group including Korkut Boratav and Hayri Kozanoğlu released a statement featuring 22 suggestions on March 29, calling on the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to abandon neoliberalism and adopt concepts such as planning and societal solidarity.