Turkey’s first full lockdown begins today and the cunning authorities use it to ban alchoholic beverage sales… News from a failing state (3).

Turkey announces full lockdown in bid to halt COVID-19 surge

Turkey will enforce a full lockdown starting from tomorrow evening until May 17 to stem the spread of coronavirus, the country’s president announced on Apri
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not announce a stimulus package to offset the economic impact of the new shutdown.

 

Turkish authorities raided offices associated with Thodex, a cryptocurrency platform that suspended operations and froze accounts worth a total of $2 billion.
Faruk Fatih Ozer is believed to have fled to Albania with an alleged $2bn from 391,000 investors.

MP Garo Paylan threatened by nationalist lawmaker over genocide remarks

Ümit Özdağ has called Paylan, an Armenian of Turkey, “a vicious enemy of the Turkish nation” and said he would

France to Turkey’s state-run news agency: A propaganda body spreading fake news

In a series of social media messages, France’s Interministerial Committee for the Prevention of Crime and Radicalization has

HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION: ‘COVID-19 becomes a “pretext” in Turkey’s prisons’

The İHD İstanbul Branch has released its quarterly report on violations of rights in Marmara region’s prisons: “All social rights

HDP’s dismissed MP Gergerlioğlu indicted over his justice watch at Parliament

Stripped of his MP status, HDP Kocaeli MP Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu started keeping a justice watch at the Parliament in mid-

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