IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu, Answered Senem Toluay Ilgaz's questions on Haber Global television. İmamooğlu suggested that an 23-day curfew could be imposed from April 1 to May 5, which could cost only 11 days of overtime.
İmamoğlu, who reacted harshly to the AK Party Deputy Chairman Mahir Ünal's accusation of the “parallel structure” of Mersin Metropolitan Municipality for free bread distribution, said, “We do not understand the parallel work; let me tell him! Who understands how, how he does it, what is on his mind and how he interprets the processes; I do not understand that work at all. We; we represent our country's, most extreme, most reliable hands of our state. I am an institution that helps 230 thousand people and the family. What would you say to a municipality that constantly helps 230 people? You'll say, "Stop, don't you?" "Come on from there," they say to man! " gave the answer.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) President Ekrem İmamoğlu“Why?” broadcast on Haber Global television. In the program, Senem Toluay answered Ilgaz's questions. Stating that they have taken the precautions since the weekend curfew was announced early this time and they are ready as of Thursday, İmamoğlu noted that they offered their services in a 2-day period without any problems. İmamoğlu answered the question “Why do you find the weekend curfew insufficient”, “With the curfew, you can create quarantine environments where necessary. In fact, you can take your testing opportunity to a higher level with a great mobilization during the curfew; because people are at home. Quickly, I want to underline that today must be tomorrow. We continue our recommendation. We say 'it should be done before time'. Next week, the week of April 23 -it's being talked about on the right and left, there is no official data reaching us, but- we think that this can quickly reach May 1, that it may only cost 5 days of work, and that we can get about 11 days here. Of course, why worry; there is no explanation about it from the central government properly. In this insistence, both me and our 11 metropolitan mayors continue to insist.”
"WHY DO NOT HEAR THIS FERRY?"
“There is a discussion about Mersin Metropolitan Municipality's free bread distribution. Mahir Ünal, AK Party Deputy Chairman, said, "There is a stand-alone in Anatolia", the state's itching is parallel structure. " How does a bread distribution become such a subject of discussion?
“I would like to give an answer to the current problem of Vahap Bey. There is no 'parallel process, parallel head, parallel structure'… We do not understand parallel work; let me tell him! Who understands how, how he does it, what is on his mind and how he interprets the processes; I do not understand that work at all. We; we represent our country's, most extreme, most reliable hands of our state. The municipality is an institution of the state. The mind does not cut it, it opens the articles in the Constitution; What is a municipality, what is being an institution of the state, sees. This is the reflection of a political arrogance. Let me underline that these words are very invalid words. I am an institution that helps 230 thousand people and the family. What would you say to a municipality that constantly helps 230 people? You'll say, "Stop, don't you?" They say 'Come on from there'! Once the municipality acts irresponsibly in this regard. How do you say 'No' to the beneficial initiative of Mersin Metropolitan Municipality, which has a population of over million? With what mentality? We, as IMM, achieved a more reasonable area in Istanbul in this regard, it was actually it. Why am I saying this? There is a meaningless and really unnecessary relationship disorder here. Municipalities are not the cause of this disorder. Why don't they hear this cry? Who does it benefit? Who does not want our state and the central administration to work in harmony with the municipalities? Or what is the purpose of defining Metropolitan Municipality in parallel? ”
“PLEASE, WORK WITH US”
“As of February 20, we have started working on the pandemic process. In the field, our information was first circulated. When we say to people, 'Be careful, be prepared,' someone who says' parallel head 'comes out and says,' It makes people nervous for nothing. In vain, he calls people to indignate, 'they wrote and drew. We are sensitive local governments. We can feel it in advance. Look; Let us be our other municipalities, Ankara, Izmir… Many of the policies that we explained before turned into the policies of the central government. How beautiful! We influence each other; Could it be such a beautiful thing? You will be proud of it. Is IMM mine? A manager in Ankara as well as me. Let the ministries there be sure that they are ours as well. So we do not understand anything from that head, that mind. We continue our service, we continue our warnings. What day of the pandemic process started on February 20, today? We have been running this process for 60 days and 2 Pandemic Boards! Is it normal in the city of 16 million? It's not just here; Is it normal in Ankara and Izmir? Or in Mersin, Adana? In this respect, we must come together and manage the process together. IMM is not an institution to be hosted in the pandemic. An institution that will stand side by side in the management of the process with its nearly 100 thousand employees. We are already. We do whatever is required of us; so are the other municipalities. Here there is a sense of 'I do not want synchronization, common mind, no cooperation'. What is the requirement? Citizens will do. How does the process work today? It works badly. When you look at the examples in the world, in the processes that are successful in the pandemic process, central administration and local governments to manage processes arm in arm, shoulder to shoulder ... Unfortunately, at the moment, a mind, a process does not want this job. This is not a pleasant situation. We are open to cooperation. We are ready for every instruction. But please, work with us. We insist. We persistently insist. We are the first-known institutions of our city. I want this not to be forgotten. ”
“IMM LOST 5 EMPLOYEES”
İmamoğlu said, “On April 14 sözcüWith the statement of Murat Ongun, we learned that there is a diagnosis of Covid-471 in 19 municipal personnel in IMM. If this figure has changed, "Unfortunately, it is increasing. As of Saturday, over 550 employees had such a diagnosis. We have previously stated that 5 of our employees lost their lives. Such cases are happening in a city with close to 100 thousand employees and an intense pandemic. Of course, I can say especially about death cases here We have employees that we took on leave a long time ago and unfortunately most of them had certain chronic illnesses and we lost. We wish condolences to our institution, us and their families. I would like to announce here that we are with those families at the highest level, that we are in constant sharing, and that we show the same interest and interest to our employees who are being treated ”.