Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 75 to total 649 and new confirmed cases rose by 3,148 to bring the country’s total to 30,217, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on April 6.
Duvar English’s editor-in-chief Cansu Çamlıbel and pollster Can Selçuki look for answers to why the Turkish government still persists in not calling a total lockdown in major cities where the numbers of positive cases and death toll reached alarming levels.
Duvar English’s editor-in-chief Cansu Çamlıbel and pollster Can Selçuki discuss the latest developments in Turkey’s battle with COVID-19 in the face of rapidly increasing cases, especially in Istanbul which has quickly become a national epicenter of the outbreak.
Not to be confused with the band the Mountain Goats (who should also take over more small Welsh towns), these hoofed mammals stormed the streets of Llandudno. While the 20,000 people in this seaside town stayed indoors to avoid the coronavirus, the goats saw an opportunity to reclaim the land as their own — to which I say, frolic, you glorious beasts, and may you continue to reign long after this is over.
Diplomacy is not immune to the Covid-19 virus. For the first time since the 17thcentury, diplomats and world leaders no longer meet face-to-face to address shared challenges or resolve shared grievances. The UN is closed, the WTO is out of session and G7 meetings take place through video conference calls. Embassies, traditionally tasked with maintaining ties between governments and peoples are also closed, or operating at a limited capacity. Ambassadors cannot open art exhibits; press attachés are unable to court journalists while consular departments are not open to the public. Nearly all mechanisms of modern diplomacy have come to a grinding halt.