June 2015 Turkish general election
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.
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.
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.
Eight mayors from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in southeastern Turkey have been dismissed over alleged terror links, the Interior Ministry said on March 23.
Opposition political parties have pledged to contribute to Turkey's ongoing efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with calls on parliament to set up a commission to support the medical teams' works across the country, as one person died due to the pandemic, while 98 others are currently infected.