Politics of Turkey
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 president on April 2 announced that the first phase of a hospital complex in Istanbul will start operating on April 20.
"We are opening the first phase of İkitelli City Hospital, which has 2,682 beds, on April 20," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Twitter.
"We will complete our other hospitals quickly and put them into the service of our nation."
Turkey's president on March 30 launched a National Solidarity Campaign to aid fight against the novel coronavirus.
Announcing the "We are self-sufficient, Turkey" campaign, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he was donating his seven months of his salary as a way to kick start the fundraiser and added that several ministers have already joined as well.