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Admission: “Turkey Doesn’t Impose Full Lockdown Due to ‘Economic Costs,’ Says Erdoğan’s Spokesperson

 
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A mafia leader who was released from prison on April 16 has penned a letter to Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, thanking them for the bill that paved the way for his release.

Alaattin Çakıcı, a notorious mafia leader who had been in jail for 16 years on multiple charges, praised Bahçeli, who is a close friend of his, for being the “last legendary Turkmen leader of the Turks in the world.”

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Supporters of Turkish mafia leaders have entered into a war of words following a penal reform that


Defending the government’s decision to not impose a full lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic, Kalın has said, “Talking about the economy may seem irrelevant or inhuman to some. But the fact is that life must go on somehow.”


Turkey’s coronavirus death toll rises by 126 to 1,769

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Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 126 to total 1,769 and new confirmed cases rose by 4,353 to bring the country’s total to 78,546, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on April 17.

Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DİSK) has documented the impacts of Covid-19 on its members in a report. While the production has been halted in 47 workplaces, over 51 thousand members have been directly affected by the outbreak.
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