Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Twitter on Sunday that he was resigning from his post over the implementation of a two-day curfew in major Turkish cities to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. Solyu tweeted he was taking full responsibility for the curfew imposed on Friday in 31 cities. The minister added that he had been proud to serve as interior minister and would remain loyal to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey announced on Friday evening a two-day lockdown over the weekend. However, in the brief time before the lockdown went into effect many people rushed out to buy food and drink in the country's commercial hub Istanbul, a city of 16 million people, and other cities. The curfew will end at 2100 GMT on Sunday.
Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu resigns
Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu on Sunday announced his resignation from the post via a tweet shared on the official account.
12 Nisan 2020 Pazar 20:16