CHP’s 10 metropolitan mayors continue to insist that the numbers announced by the Health Ministry don’t refl ect the truth

TURKEY IMPOSES PARTIAL LOCKDOWNS

Turkey has signed a contract to purchase 50 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, although rising numbers of cases have forced the government to again begin applying partial lockdowns.

There will be a partial lockdown between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on weekdays, while there will be a full lockdown on weekends, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Nov. 30.

People over 65 and under 20 can no longer ride public transport, officials said, adding that they would also cap the number of people on Istanbul’s busy Istiklal Avenue.

Meanwhile, the CHP’s 10 metropolitan mayors continue to insist that the numbers announced by the Health Ministry don’t reflect the truth and that the number of deaths in Turkey is two or three times the official figure. The Health Ministry said 190 people died nationwide on Dec. 1, yet Istanbul’s cemetery directorate stated that 188 died due to infectious diseases on the same day in that city alone.

Beds in intensive care units are also at a premium, according to reports.

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About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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