The Turkish Interior Minister issued a warning to foreign nationals holding a residence permit (ikamet) and violating the curfew under the guise of tourists.

“I tell you clearly: whoever tries to abuse their ikamet and passport, I will immediately cancel their residence permit. I have such authority, and I will not regret you! While people are at home, they pretend to be tourists with their passports. We will not allow this. The rules are very clear and we do not leave any “buts”, ”stressed the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.