As part of new coronavirus measures, a curfew began throughout Turkey at 21:00pm on the 31st of December.
It will end on Monday, January 4, 05:00am.
As the Turkish government imposed a 4 day lockdown and banned all new year celebrations, including group meetings inside houses, no New Year celebrations took place in Turkey’s public or private places this year.
The government announced that during the 4 days curfew grocery shops will be open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. but they will not be allowed to sell alcohol.
Cafes and restaurants will be open between 10a.m. and 12a.m. but they will be restricted to takeaway and delivery services only.
People who disobey the rules will be fined by police officers.
The Ministry of Interior has announced that a legal or administrative actions have started against 40,591 people who have not obeyed the rules during the curfew between December 21-28.
However, “Neither the police nor governors offices have the authority to fine people.” says lawyers and advices people to appeal within 15 days.