President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday night time rejected Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu’s resignation, praising the long-serving minister’s dedication to his country.
The Presidential Communications Directorate issued a press release following Soylu’s resignation, indicating that the president didn’t settle for the resignation, and due to this fact, Soylu will proceed his duties.
“Süleyman Soylu, who was appointed because the Minister of the Interior instantly after the July 15 coup try, has gained the appreciation of our nation with his profitable work to date,” the assertion mentioned.
The assertion praised Soylu for his position in considerably decreasing the capacities of terrorist organizations in Turkey, in addition to his work coordinating response efforts to pure disasters equivalent to earthquakes.
It additionally famous the success of the inside minister during the last month of the Corona Virus outbreak in guaranteeing that there have been no issues with public safety and that anti-virus efforts have been carried out efficiently.
Many Turkish residents additionally took to social media following the resignation announcement to specific their robust help for Soylu and request that he proceed his duties.
Soylu resigned Sunday night over an announcement Friday night time of a weekend curfew, after which about 250,000 folks flooded outlets and bakeries throughout Turkey.
“All duty concerning the implementation of the curfew lies on me,” he mentioned concerning the incident.
Turkey has imposed restrictions on day by day life in an effort to gradual the unfold of COVID-19. Though an early response to the disaster has stemmed the variety of these contaminated, the country has had blended success in limiting public mobility, particularly on weekends and given rising temperatures.
With this in thoughts, a weekend curfew declared Friday in over 31 primarily city provinces got here as no shock for a lot of, regardless of having been introduced solely two hours earlier than implementation.
Streets, avenues and predominant squares throughout the country have been void of exercise this weekend within the wake of the curfew imposed by the Interior Ministry.