March 2020

Can Dundar accuses "political Islam" for the spread of Covid-19 in Turkey, using unfounded or false claims

2020-03-31 03:40 BST
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On 26 March 2020, Can Dundar penned an opinion piece, titled “In Turkey, political Islam is getting in the way of rational health policy” and published in Washington Post. The piece contained many factual irregularities and factual mistakes regarding Turkey’s fight against novel coronavirus.

Claim 1: Religious pilgrims returned back from Umrah were given special treatment in Turkey