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…
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.
The numbers announced in Turkey with regards to the impact of coronavirus outbreak has been subject of discussion among general public and civil society. Various organizations are considering the numbers announced by Ministry of Health to be misleading.
The Ministry of Health holds a central position in terms of struggle against the coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak and its impact in Turkey. The announced numbers do not specify the geospecific statistics, causing speculation and raising suspicions.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Turkey persists in detaining and arresting new journalists. Calls by human rights organisations for the release of journalists and activists are multiplying
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. https://t.co/odzNiQVk0z
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