Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Twitter on Sunday that he was resigning from his post over the implementation of a two-day curfew in major Turkish cities to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.
Turkey announced on Friday evening a two-day lockdown over the weekend.
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However, in the brief time before the lockdown went into effect many people rushed out to buy food and drink in the country's commercial hub Istanbul, a city of 16 million people, and other cities.
The curfew will end at 2100 GMT on Sunday.
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