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Main opposition CHP says gov’t should print money only for pandemic

The government can print money, but it should be used only for the fight against the pandemic, Faik Öztrak, deputy chair and the spokesperson of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), has said.

Öztrak also urged the government to prepare a new medium-term economic program to tackle the worsening economic conditions.

CHP mayors will continue aid campaigns despite donation ban: Main opposition leader

Municipalities being run by the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) will continue to deliver aid to families in need due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak despite the blocks imposed by the government, the head of the party said, calling on the government to coordinate efforts for the sake of society during these difficult days.

CHP condemns gov’t for blocking municipalities’ COVID-19 donation campaign 

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy chair Seyit Torun has lambasted a decision by the Interior Ministry to block CHP-run municipalities' donation campaigns to help those hit hardest by the economic consequences of the novel coronavirus outbreak.  

Interior Ministry says CHP municipalities not abiding by law in donation campaigns

Turkey's Interior Ministry has said that municipalities run by the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) are "not abiding by the laws" in donation campaigns they launched during the coronavirus outbreak.

In a circular, the ministry said the municipalities need to get permission from the corresponding governor's offices for the launched donation campaigns.

CHP leader calls for 'stay-at-home' order over virus

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on March 28 called for a stay-at-home order after coronavirus cases jumped by a third in a day.

"At this stage, it is evident that we need a comprehensive, wide and effective stay-at-home and quarantine," Kılıçdaroğlu said in a statement.

Virus kills 33-year-old Turkish woman

A 33-year-old woman, Dilek Tahtalı, has become one of latest victims of the coronavirus in Turkey.

Tathalı, who worked as administrative personnel at a private hospital in Istanbul, had been admitted to a public healthcare institution with high fever and fatigue.

She had been suffering from rheumatic disease since her childhood and was on medication.

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