With an announcement made by President Erdoğan on Tuesday, new Covid-19 regulations include an extended curfew on weekdays by 2 hours, beginning at 19:00 and ending at 05:00 and also bringing back the restrictions on public transportation for the citizens over the age of 65 and under 18. The restrictions also include the closure of cafes and only allow restaurants for take-outs during Ramadan. All primary school levels also turned back to online education again.
TKP’s evaluation and statement are as follows:
You are guilty because you did not take precautions when the pandemic started, did not close the border gates, and allowed people to go to Umrah.
You are guilty because you did not decide to close down while the virus was seen in a few cities, stopping production for a while and not meeting the needs of the whole people, except in compulsory sectors.
You are guilty of driving immigrants to the border en masse while the pandemic made itself visible, of having an inhumane attitude and helping the spread of the virus.
You are guilty of enabling private companies to make huge profits from the pandemic, instead of providing free products that have become an absolute necessity during the pandemic, such as masks, soap, disinfectants, to the public.
You are guilty of letting bosses continue production without taking adequate precautions in factories and other workplaces and forcing workers to continue working where the pandemic has spread.
You are guilty of acting in accordance with your reactionary ideology and in the interest of a handful of bosses, not with science, reason, or social interests, whether you are taking action or re-opening.
You are guilty of establishing the Scientific Committee and making the dignity of scientists an appetizer for your own anti-science practices.
You are guilty of making fun of our people while you threw AKP Congresses and events with hundreds of people.
While you expect sacrifice from health workers, you are guilty of continuing to prune their rights and not taking even the simplest measures to prevent the spread of the pandemic in hospitals.
While the health system is struggling due to the pandemic, you are guilty of not nationalizing private health institutions that seek profit but inventing practices that bring them new profits.
You are guilty of concealing the test results by not doing widespread testing in the first period of the outbreak.
You are guilty of distorting data, playing with numbers, shaping the definition of the disease as it suits you.
You are guilty of not providing healthy information to the public in the vaccine supply, constantly playing with the calendar, and creating unnecessary optimism.
You are guilty of not taking adequate precautions to protect social segments whose economic distress has deepened during the pandemic, on the contrary, for using the pandemic in favor of the bosses.
You are guilty of pestering laborers with the immorality called code 29.
You are guilty of having completely destroyed the education system, which was already apparent with religious vocational schools and unscientific curriculum, with the pandemic, and assuming that opening shopping malls and closing schools was pandemic management.
You are guilty of seeing the pandemic as a new opportunity for restricting social life, stopping political and cultural activities, and religionization.
ALL THESE CRIMES WOULD NOT BE COMMITTED, WITH THE RESOURCES OF THIS COUNTRY TRANSFERRED TO THE BIG BOSSES, THE COMMUNITY HEALTH COULD BE PROTECTED AND THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE COULD BE MET.
THOUSANDS OF OUR CITIZENS WOULD NOT DIE.
COMMUNIST PARTY OF TURKEY IS CALLING OUR PEOPLE TO FIGHT FOR AN EGALITARIAN ORDER AGAINST THE RULING PANDEMIC EXPLOITER.
DO NOT SURRENDER!
Communist Party of Turkey