Protests in Turkey continue amid the fall in the lira exchange rate and the ensuing economic difficulties. The day before, protests were held in several cities in Turkey, especially Istanbul.
The depreciation of the Turkish lira against the foreign currency reached a record high on November 23, when the exchange rate of the US dollar was 13.48 during the day.
Coupled with the continued price increases in this context, people take to the streets to protest the economic crisis. Protests continued a day later, on November 24, in the provinces of Istanbul, Adana, Bursa, Antalya, Mersin, Diyarbakir, Hatay, Edirne, Eskisehir, Denizli and Samsun.
The Istanbul branch of the Progressive Lawyers' Association (ÇHD) announced that police brutally suppressed protests in Istanbul's Kadikoy district, detaining 55 people.
They were accused of violating the law at rallies and demonstrations.
Police officers detain a young man during a protest against the economic crisis and high cost of living in Istanbul, on November 24, 2021. Bulent Kilic / AFP pic.twitter.com/obTtTjT8jU— Bulent KILIC (@Kilicbil) November 24, 2021
In the capital, Ankara, Bilkent University students protested against the AKP government, stating that young people are rebelling and resisting the AKP.
The Associated Press reported that Turkish special forces on Wednesday broke up a protest in Istanbul with demonstrators condemning the government's economic policies and the sharp rise in the cost of living. Dozens of protesters were detained.
Demonstrators chanted slogans calling on the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to step down.
Police used shields to disperse the crowd and detained some of the protesters, prompting ridicule from passers-by.
İSTANBUL | Kadıköy'de bir kadın eylemciye onlarca polisin saldırıp gözaltına altığı görüntüler!— Özgür Gelecek (@ozgur__gelecek) November 24, 2021
Polis, Kadıköy'ün her sokağında işkenceyle gözaltı yapıyor#BATTIK #hükümetistifa #AKPistifa pic.twitter.com/BpViqhx2JI