Are the markets open? Are the markets open or closed in the ban on curfewings today? 25 May

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It is wondering whether the markets are open or not, on the 3rd day of the 4-day curfew in 81 provinces. The final decision on the measures taken as a result of coronavirus curfew implemented in all of Turkey. So what days will the markets be open during the curfew? Are the markets open today?


Market, grocery store, greengrocer, butcher and dried fruits are open until 23:00 on Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22; According to the circular of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, it served between 10.00-17.00 on Saturday, 23 May, which corresponds to the holiday eve.

On Sunday, May 24, Monday, May 25, and Tuesday, May 26, markets, grocery stores, greengrocers, butchers and dried fruits and businesses selling online will be completely closed. So markets are closed today and tomorrow.


The details of the “Curfew Restriction Circular” sent by the Ministry of Interior to 81 Provincial Governorships are as follows:

In order to minimize the effects of curfew restrictions on daily life;

a) Market, grocery store, greengrocer, butchers and dried fruits;

a.1- Before the curfew restriction, market, grocery store, greengrocer, butchers and nuts will continue their activities until 23:00 on Thursday, 21.05.2020 and Friday, 22.05.2020.

a.2- On 23.05.2020 Saturday, where there is a restriction, the market, grocery store, greengrocer, butchers and dried nut producers will be able to operate between 10.00-17.00 hours, to be limited to meeting the compulsory needs of our citizens (except those aged 65 and over and under 20 years old). and provided that they do not drive (except for our disabled citizens), they can go to the nearest markets, grocery stores, greengrocers, butchers and dried fruits. Between the same hours, grocery stores, grocery stores, greengrocers, butchers and dried fruits will also be able to sell to houses / addresses.

a.3- 24.05.2020 Sunday, 25.05.2020 Monday and 26.05.2020 Tuesday, markets, grocery stores, greengrocers, butchers and dried fruits and businesses that sell online will be closed.

b) On 23.05.2020 Saturday, 24.05.2020 Sunday, 25.05.2020 Monday and 26.05.2020 Tuesday, the bakery and / or bakery licensed workplaces and the vendors that sell bread only, and the business where the dessert production is made / sold locations will be open. (Only bread, bakery and dessert can be sold in these workplaces.)

On 23.05.2020 Saturday, 24.05.2020 Sunday and 25.05.2020 Monday, 26.05.2020 Tuesday, business places that sell dessert can only be sold as a home / address service.

c) Restaurant and restaurant-style workplaces to serve as a package only to homes on 23.05.2020 Saturday, 24.05.2020 Sunday, 25.05.2020 Monday and 26.05.2020 Tuesday, on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

ç) Workplaces that carry out activities related to the production, transportation and sales of medicines, medical devices, medical masks and disinfectants,

d) Public and private health institutions and organizations, pharmacies, veterinary clinics and animal hospitals,

e) Public institutions and organizations and enterprises (Airports, ports, border gates, customs, highways, nursing homes, elderly nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, Emergency Call Centers, AFAD Units, Vefa Social Support Units, Migration Administration, necessary for the maintenance of compulsory public services, PTT etc.),

f) Number of fuel stations and tire repairers to be determined by the Governorships / District Governorates, one for every 50,000 inhabitants, and one for every 50 km of intercity roads and motorways crossing the provincial borders. repairers will be determined by lot method and markets of the on-call fuel stations will be open.)

g) Large facilities and enterprises operating strategically in the natural gas, electricity and petroleum sectors (such as refinery and petrochemical plants and thermal and natural gas conversion plants),

ğ) Companies distributing drinking water filling facilities and drinking water, newspapers and kitchen tubes,

h) Animal shelters, animal farms and animal care centers,

ı) Emergency construction, equipment etc. to increase the capacity of health services. businesses / companies carrying out the activities,

i) For the production of basic foodstuffs such as pasta, flour and bakery products, milk, meat, fish and the production of basic food items such as pasta, flour and bakery products, as well as hygiene materials, and for the production of these materials, provided that the location is permitted by the Provincial / District Hygiene Committee. facilities where the raw materials to be needed are produced,

j) Domestic and foreign transportation (including export / import / transit passes) and logistics companies,

k) Hotels and accommodation places,

l) Production facilities that provide packaging to sectors such as food, cleaning and medicine,

m) The construction of the employees by staying at the construction site / mining site

or large constructions and mines under construction (This construction is permitted if the construction and accommodation are within the same construction site, employees from another location are not allowed to go to the site and those who stay at the construction site are not allowed to go to another place. The working area is limited only to the construction area / mining sites.) ,

n) Newspaper, radio and television organizations and newspaper printing presses,

o) Subject to export, which has been previously contracted / committed and must be trained within the specified period; workplaces and facilities producing goods, materials, products, equipment (provided that they prove their current obligations and comply with the mentioned conditions),

ö) Agricultural Credit Cooperatives that sell fuel for agricultural purposes,

p) Considering the rain-related agricultural activities during the restriction period, it will be determined by drawing lots according to the need to be determined by the Governorships / District Governorates; pesticides, seeds, seedlings, fertilizers, etc. enterprises selling products related to agricultural production,

o) Vegetable / fruit wholesaler on Saturday, 23.05.2020 and Tuesday, 26.05.2020,


a) Managers, officers or employees in the “Open Business, Enterprises and Institutions” included in the heading (2) of this Circular,

b) Those who are in charge of ensuring public order and security (including private security officers),

c) Those working in Emergency Call Centers, Vefa Social Support Units, Red Crescent and AFAD,

ç) Those who work in funeral burials (religious officials, hospital and municipal officials, etc.) and those who will attend the funerals of their first-degree relatives,

d) Electricity, water, natural gas, telecommunications etc. Those who are in charge of maintaining the transmission and infrastructure systems that should not be interrupted and eliminating their malfunctions,

e) Those who are involved in the transportation or logistics of products and / or materials (including cargo), within the scope of domestic and international transportation, storage and related activities,

f) Elderly nursing home, nursing home, rehabilitation centers, children’s homes etc. employees of social protection / care centers,

g) Those with “Special Needs” such as autism, severe mental retardation and down syndrome and their parents / guardians or accompanying persons,

ğ) Iron-steel, glass, ferrochrome, etc. Those who work in the departments of workplaces operating in sectors that require compulsory operation such as high grade mine / ore melting furnaces and cold storage depots,

h) Employees of the data processing centers of institutions, organizations and enterprises, which have a widespread service network, especially banks, (with a minimum number),

i) Those who work in the production, irrigation, processing, spraying, harvesting, marketing and transportation of herbal (rose, tea, fruit, cereals, cut flowers, etc.) and animal (milk, meat, eggs, fish, etc.) products,

i) Those who graze sheep and goats, carry out beekeeping activities,

j) Animal Feeding Group Members and those who will feed stray animals created within the scope of our Circular No. 7486 dated 30.04.2020,

k) Those who go out to meet the compulsory need of their pets, provided that they are limited to the front of their residence,

l) Those who distribute bread during the restraint and those who are in the service of the houses of restaurants, restaurants and sweet shops, and those who are in charge of the home service of the shops, grocery stores, greengrocers, butchers and nuts, between 10.00-17.00 on Saturday, 23.05.2020,

m) Those who have mandatory health appointments (including blood and plasma donations to Kızılay), n) Dormitory, pension, construction site etc. those who are assigned to meet the basic needs that those who stay in public places will need,

o) Employees who are at risk of leaving their workplaces due to occupational health and safety (workplace physician etc.), ö) Veterinarians, p) Technical service employees, provided that they are outside to provide service, r)) Those who are constantly waiting for their workplaces, s) Personnel to work on municipalities on weekends, Mondays and Tuesdays to carry out public transportation, cleaning, solid waste, water and sewerage, spraying, firefighting and cemetery services. 23.05. Those who are in charge of the transportation, acceptance, storage and preparation of goods, materials and products in the markets after 18:00 on Tuesday, 26.05.2020, on Saturday, 2020, and after 18.00 on Tuesday, 26.05.2020 goods, materials and products cannot be sold.),

t) Those working in the manufacturing and logistics of explosives used in mining, construction and other large investment projects,

u) Our citizens who are 65 years of age and over, and their companions when necessary, provided that they are limited to walking distance between 14.00-20.00, on Sunday, 24 May 2020, to comply with the social distance rule and to wear a mask,
ü) They will establish personal relations with their children within the framework of the court decision (provided that they submit the court decision);

v) Freelance accountant financial advisors, sworn financial advisors and employees working with these professions ,,

y) Mothers, fathers, spouses, children and siblings who will visit the graves of our saint martyrs exclusively on Sunday, 24.05.2020 (first day of the holiday), and their accompanying people (if necessary, will be provided by the governorships / district governorships if requested by our martyrs).

It is essential that all our citizens stay in their homes, with the exceptions specified.

– Travel permit documents will be valid during the curfew. -The necessary measures will be taken by the municipalities in order to ensure the public transportation of the ambassadors who are in charge of the establishment of the public order, especially health and safety.

– In order to ensure a regular bread distribution, a commission to be established under the chairmanship of Governors and District Governors, with the participation of bakers’ room, local government, police and gendarmerie representatives, will be made provincial / district bread distribution plan for each neighborhood, and the work that produces bread in the province / district in line with the plan The distribution regions (neighborhood / street / street scale) to which the locations are responsible and the vehicle lists that will serve for each distribution region will be determined. Apart from the planning to be made in this way, only Vefa Social Support Units will be able to distribute bread.

– On 24.05.2020 Sunday, 25.05.2020 Monday and 26.05.2020 Tuesday, where there is a curfew, newspaper distribution will be made through the distribution vehicles of newspaper companies that will work in the ring, determined drinking water distribution dealers and Vefa Social Support Units (in this context, the distribution of newspapers to the houses is essential.). On Saturday, 23.05.2020 newspaper distribution / sales will be made through markets and grocery stores.

– Decisions regarding the article (i) of the heading (2) of the Circular (2) of this Circular will be taken by the Provincial / District Hygiene Boards on Thursday, 21.05.2020, until 22:00.

Taking necessary decisions in accordance with the relevant legislation by the Governors / District Governors regarding these measures will not be challenged in practice and will not cause victimization.

According to the related articles of the Law, the procedure will be applied in accordance with the status of the violation, in particular to the administrative fine, in accordance with the 282th article of the General Sanitary Law, to the citizens who do not comply with the decisions taken. Necessary judicial proceedings will be initiated within the scope of article 195 of the Turkish Criminal Code regarding the subject of criminal behavior.


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