There is no line at Corona.
Power people are masters of the pawn sacrifice when mistakes are made, others always have to serve. In Turkey, the bumpy management of the curfew has created chaos in supermarkets, panic buying, and brawls. The two-day lockdown was anything but a confidence-building measure in the country where the government is – to put it mildly – erratic in its dealings with Corona and the worst is yet to come.
Although Minister of the Interior Suleyman Soylu remarked loudly before the ban was imposed that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had personally ordered the exit ban, the minister of police offered to resign after the disaster. He was fully responsible. He didn’t reveal how it all went together. It remains open whether it was a card game or a farce. It only shows one thing: the leadership has still not found a line in corona politics.
At the same time, power struggles are emerging. The interior minister is a law and order man and is considered a possible successor to the president. Erdogan’s son-in-law sees himself as such; As Minister of Finance, Berat Albayrak does not have excessive expertise. So the head of state has to decide between family and political weight at some point.
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