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Citizens were expecting some kind of financial aid, then, instead, Erdoğan asked them to donate…

It is called the National Solidary Campaign. Several IBAN numbers are released. So citizens are supposed to help other citizens who need financial assistance. One wonders where the taxes go. Or the unemployment fund. All coffers seem to be empty. Istanbul and Ankara municipalities were already mobilized. But the government is jealous.  Ministry of Internal Affairs stopped these campaigns. Erdoğan donated his salaries for a few months that would be around 300 thousand Turkish liras. His palace’s daily expense is claimed to be 2 million Turkish liras…

Turkey’s Interior Ministry has said that municipalities run by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) are “not abiding by the laws” in donation campaigns they launched during the coronavirus outbreak.

UPDATE: Both Istanbul and Ankara municipality bank accounts for fighting coronavirus now appear to have been shut on the orders of Turkey’s Interior Minister, effectively for competing with Erdogan’s campaign.

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