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Istanbul Is Locking Down. But Not if You’re a Tourist.

Istanbul Is Locking Down. But Not if You’re a Tourist.

Istanbul Is Locking Down. But Not if You’re a Tourist. Istanbul Is Locking Down. But Not if You’re a Tourist. Across Europe, a strict new set of lockdown measures has emptied the streets of cities like Rome, Paris and London, where hordes of tourists usually crowd the streets. And then there’s Istanbul. Residents of Turkey’s liveliest and most populous city …

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In Istanbul Under Lockdown, Baklava Makers Are Essential Workers

In Istanbul Under Lockdown, Baklava Makers Are Essential Workers

In Istanbul Under Lockdown, Baklava Makers Are Essential Workers In Istanbul Under Lockdown, Baklava Makers Are Essential Workers ISTANBUL — Every weekend, for over a month now, Istanbul has been under a strict curfew because of the coronavirus. No one is allowed out, not for exercise or groceries, and the police impose fines. Sometimes, like last weekend and next, the …

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Istanbul Death Toll Hints Turkey Is Hiding a Wider Coronavirus Calamity

Istanbul Death Toll Hints Turkey Is Hiding a Wider Coronavirus Calamity

ISTANBUL — For weeks President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has presented Turkey’s performance in handling the coronavirus as one of the world’s most successful, as he maintained strict control over information about the outbreak. The presidential palace rolled out a carefully orchestrated propaganda campaign, ensuring reports from hospitals, grave sites and mourning relatives remained virtual absent. Doctors who spoke out on …

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