İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu participated in journalist Ayşenur Arslan's "Medya Mahallesi" program, broadcast live on Halk TV. Emphasizing that no institution of the state should be excluded in the struggle initiated due to the coronavirus outbreak affecting the world and our country, İmamoğlu said to Arslan's words, “Tell us about the state of Istanbul…” was announced. It is a city whose population is as much as Istanbul with its suburbs. Curfew ... What are we dealing with? I rebel; what are we dealing with Let's look at the agenda: 'What did he say, what did he say.' Dealing with trolls, telling me what! Or we are dealing with people who are trying to discuss this process on political ground. My brother; you will determine, you will take measures, you will struggle, you will achieve success. Today's spirit requires it. This is the situation in Istanbul. I insist the following: Bari, the curfew should be declared in Istanbul only. ”
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) President Ekrem İmamoğlu participated in the “Media Neighborhood” program of journalist Ayşenur Arslan, broadcast live on Halk TV and answered questions about the coronavirus outbreak agenda. Imamoglu, Arslan said, “This process will either emerge from strengthening society and democracy or, for example, authoritarian regimes will become more authoritarian, as in Hungary. You, what do you foresee for Turkey, "the question gave the following response:
“THE WORLD SHOULD DEVELOP PROTECTED”
“I think the whole world will step into a period that makes the world more compromising, strengthens democracy, and acts as the main principle to act in detail. For; it is a sign of how authoritarian and unscientific moves are disrupting the world. Humanity is already struggling with a populist world. This is the case when you look at the last 10-15 years, 20 years, when you look at different countries of the world, and in this sense, you question. I think that if the common mind had already mastered, if the model that protects nature, protects life and protects people is dominant at the moment, with science, mind, we would not have turned into such a desperate humanity against the virus. The world must develop. Development is an important process. But I look like this: The world should develop by being protected. We see that when you do not maintain the basic fiction of the world, the development will cause great disruption and sometimes it can cause irreversible damage. Let's take a look at the agenda of Istanbul for the last few years; 16 million people suddenly, we have to be trapped in our homes to protect our lives. We say 'we have to.' But let's look at the last 1-1,5 year agenda of Istanbul; We see how we knead such dough, and how we strive to make Istanbul an unbearable stressful city. After that, the cross section in Istanbul, 16 million people, 17-18 million people in the future will now make decisions considering this aspect of the business. I think that protecting the living spaces will discuss how to protect and develop this world-renowned geography that we have inherited. ”
“WE WERE SELECTED TO COME TOGETHER”
At the request of Arslan, "Tell us about the state of Istanbul ...", Imamoglu used the following statements:
“We are in the process of about 40 days, in Istanbul, actually. After the announcement of this epidemic as a pandemic, we are in the process for 40 days towards the end of February, when people say that we understand the corony, the necessary measures to be taken, then we start disinfection beyond the disinfection process that we normally do. We made the following call all the time: We must be together. Because crises have a solution model. Only the society can solve the crisis as follows: You have to compromise, you have to come together and you have to make decisions about managing the process with one mind. We were able to hold our first meeting in Istanbul last week on Saturday-1 month; can you believe At the invitation of our Governor, I attended the meeting of the Provincial Administrative Board in the morning. In the afternoon, I was able to attend the meeting of the Pandemic Board. However, I made this call many times. Whatever wisdom here, we had problems getting together. We have been chosen to come together, or there are those who have been appointed. But that's in Turkey, starting when troubles began to be managed by another feeling. "
"Pandemic CENTER ISTANBUL TURKEY"
"At the moment, the center of Istanbul in Turkey pandemic. Istanbul is the center of your deaths and unfortunately deaths - God bless all our losses. I do not have the chance to know all the figures. In this regard, the Ministry of Health is responsible and the only statement is made by the Ministry of Health. I do not consider the figures of the ministry's statement abnormal. In such processes, I find the right to share information from a single source. However, my determination is in another direction. Istanbul is the center of this business. Therefore, on a subject where Istanbul is the center, like a permanent table member of IMM, it is always talked about and discussed… Because we have the greatest logistical power. We have 85 thousand employees. Today, we are the one who gives the greatest support to the activities of the governorship and other institutions in the field; tools, human resources. We will continue to give. This is our responsibility. We have to do it. Why am I telling all this? The ability to compromise and to come together and manage the crisis causes a faster solution to the process. ”
"THANK YOU MARKET DAY BUT MONDAY ..."
“Since March 13, I have expressed the fact that curfew has been imposed. In my first discourse, I did not say a curfew, but I meant something close to it. For 8-10 days, I have been saying, “Curfew should be declared”. Why do we say? Let me give a short example. On Sunday, our Governor thanked our citizens of Istanbul; which I shared, by thanking, adding himself. The images on Sunday showed that Istanbul was on the field with very few trips. But I saw that we were wrong on Monday. We detected 464 thousand trips on Sunday in public transportation. The number of individual vehicles was also very low on Sunday images. On Monday, 1 million 124 thousand 178 journeys! Exactly 3 times. In addition, there was such a dense vehicle traffic; At E-5, at TEM. I persistently say that: Bari, the curfew should be declared in Istanbul alone. ”
"WHAT ARE WE DOING WITH?"
“Yesterday, the Mayor of Lisbon called me; Like 'What are you doing, what are we doing?' Lisbon is also the most important city of Portugal. He said that they had meetings with the country's Prime Minister and participating ministers on the measures to be taken. I'm looking at the table; Prime Minister, ministers and Mayor of Lisbon. When we say 'Let's make these decisions', we say at the point where we insist: Pandemic says to us; 'I'm contagious, brother!' Yes, it has economic costs; yes, it has production-related costs. We will solve them. Our government will solve them with its economic measures. This period - all the data shows it - the next 2-3 weeks is a very critical period. Yesterday, the number of cases in us is a thousand-odd. While the total number of cases in Moscow was a thousand-odd, Moscow declared a curfew. It is a city whose population is as much as Istanbul with its suburbs. Curfew ... What are we dealing with? I rebel; what are we dealing with Let's look at the agenda: 'What did he say, what did he say.' Dealing with trolls, telling me what! Or we are dealing with people who are trying to discuss this process on political ground. My brother; you will determine, you will take measures, you will struggle, you will achieve success. Today's spirit requires it. This is the situation in Istanbul. ”
“WHEN IT REMAINS TO THE MINISTER OF HEALTH, I WOULD LIKE TO PROCEED A STREET ON THE STREET”
“It is a great mobilization. A curfew should be declared urgently in Istanbul. I do not want Istanbul to experience a period of 1 million 100 thousand public transportation, E-5, when the roads are full of private traffic. We talk about the costs and economic measures, but today's headline, like yesterday, we think that the curfew should be implemented in Istanbul. I also see the struggle of the Minister of Health. I want it to be successful. I talked to them on the phone. I sent my suggestions to them in writing, and I will continue to do so this week. In this sense, the Minister of Health said something critical. 'Apply your own quarantine. They declared yourself a curfew. ' In fact, the Minister of Health is at the same point where he gives the same message. It gives. Net says. What you say What more can the minister say? If he could make that decision alone, I am sure that he would go out to the street today, 'I declared the curfew', as a doctor says. IMM also has a scientific committee. I listen to them too. I was invited to the Pandemic Board for the first time in Istanbul. There were mostly doctors. The Provincial Health Director was there. The only thing that all of them said in this grave picture - we are fighting a lot, of course they told them too; it will be with quarantine. Clear view that the process could be with curfew. They tell about mercy, they see the exit. I am also telling what science has told me. ”