A 3-week lockdown begins in Turkey on Thursday. During this time, the sale of alcohol is prohibited throughout the country.
Thomas Avenarius from Istanbul
«Keep your hands off the alcohol » – That was Twitter’s angry reaction to alcoholFifthThe Turkish government unexpectedly imposed a ban on purchases in Ankara on Tuesday. The hashtag in question was triggered by Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu’s rumors that he had consumed alcohol in the afternoonFifthConfirm Banning Purchase: During the beginning of Thursday 3Weekly lockdown, alcoholic beverages are no longer allowed to be sold anywhere in Turkey.
Banning ala turca: beer, schnaps and wine appear to be in the eyes of the president and stern opponents of alcohol and tobacco Recep Tayyip Erdogan Not really methodically relevant. A devout Muslim once liked to advertise that his favorite drink was fermented yogurtGDrink Ayran and tea.
Also take away cigarettes
The head of state takes action against nicotine addictionPulling out a pack of cigarettes from people who suspect no harm in public meetings. In the case of alcohol, on the other hand, through high taxes and restrictive issuance of alcoholic beverage licenses to restaurants and stores, it ensures that the enjoyment has a bitter aftertaste, but the state treasury remains full despite the virtuous position.
Because people like to drink a lot in Turkey. in spite of Muslim land he is. A significant portion of people still somewhat secular, anise schnapps rakI Belonging to the national culture, the founder of the state Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was more than happy with the highly resistant drink for life.
“This ban has nothing to do with the Corona epidemic.”
Fili Ojbaba, vice president of the opposition Republican People’s Party
Before the official announcement of a 17-day ban on selling that coincides with the second half of the Hijri fasting months Ramadan coincides, and many Turks had hoped that Tekel kiosks that sell alcoholic beverages would be exempt from lock. Interior Minister Soylu wonders without mercy his citizens: «These stores are not included in the list of exceptions, they are still closed. There is no question mark behind this.»
In addition to the funny and satirical tweets about the Guardians of Virtue in Ankara, there were major criticisms. Philly A.GBaba, vice president of the secular opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), wrote referring to Erdos Islamist orientationGThe answer and his ruling party, the Justice and Development Party: «This ban has nothing to do with the Corona epidemic. This is purely ideological. It is the final link in the series How the Justice and Development Party (AKP) interferes with the lifestyles of citizens.»
Sultan Murad IV also banned alcohol once
A representative of the Association of Alcohol Selling Points indicated that the Turks had offered their headI Especially to be consumed with a rich and social dinner: «This is a coup against our private life, our culture of eating and pleasure. Corona is just an excuse.»
Famous director Mourad sEcker said somewhat dryly that in the next couple of days alcohol and wine sales would likely break all records: «People would store the alcohol and then continue drinking.»
Murat Amir, a CHP MP from Ankara, tweeted more interestingly: «What’s on the agenda? Secret controls on the population to find out who drinks alcohol?» He referred to Sultan Murad IV, who prof «Inhibitor »Became known. Pious OttomansOltan banned alcohol, tobacco, and coffee, but he supposedly enjoyed drinking alcohol himself. Murad IV, who executed some of his countrymen for their secret enjoymentssRuled in the seventeenth century. Why Amir from ArduGBlasphemy against the alcohol ban: «Isn’t that a little late now, around 400 years?»