On the evening of April 12, Turkish Minister of the Interior Suleiman Soylu issued a statement on personal social media, announcing his resignation as Minister of the Interior.
He said in a statement that he is willing to bear the responsibility of making a “lockdown” decision. He said that the scene that appeared just a few hours after the “foot ban” was announced was the result of an imperfect decision. He said that he took full responsibility in this incident and should not cause such a situation.
Locally on April 10 at around 10 pm, the Turkish Ministry of the Interior suddenly announced that 31 provinces and cities have implemented a “lockdown”, which will take effect from 12 pm on that day and continue until 24 pm on the 12th. This sudden ban caused many people to rush out to buy before the ban took effect, and some places even became confused.
Some people think that such a gathering of people increases the risk of virus infection. Even more experts suggested that all people who rushed out to grab shopping funds on the evening of the 10th should be isolated for 14 days.