Rising natural gas, electricity and fuel have increased the cost of living and the gradual devaluation of the Turkish Lira (TL) has made life difficult for both citizens and marketers. Market traders could not open stalls in Istanbul due to the economic crisis. Shopkeepers at the Sirintep Neighborhood Market, established in Istanbul’s Kagithane district on Tuesday, have been unable to buy or sell products. Market vendors say we don’t know what to do, we’re going crazy. Another shopkeeper in the market said that if it continues like this, there will be hunger and war after Eid-ul-Azha.
Speaking to ANKA News Agency at the Sirintepp Neighborhood Market, traders also complained about rising prices. Shopkeepers sometimes have trouble picking looms before making siftah.
“The situation is excellent, God bless the state! If it continues like this, there will be civil war, hunger, war after Eid-ul-Azha.”
The shopkeeper, who has a fruit stand in the market, said they were devastated and said:
“Well, the situation is great, may Allah be pleased with the state! If it continues like this, there will be civil war after Eid-ul-Azha. There will be hunger and war. The shopkeepers are miserable now. Life has become more expensive for us. “We don’t know what to do. We are not satisfied with our lives. God help us all. My father has been voting for this party for 15 years. After this time there is no vote for this party. I will go, I will vote for HDP, if necessary I will become a terrorist. “My neighbors are committing suicide. My friend threw himself from the 8th floor. Why? Because he can’t accompany. He can’t accompany. If we don’t belong to this party, then we are ‘terrorists. From now on I will not vote for this party.” Let him take me to jail if he wants. My father-in-law can’t live on pension at the age of 72. Is there anything like that? A loaf 3.5 TL. An electricity bill 500, 600 TL. House rent 2,500, 3,000 TL. , He has money ”
“We used to sell 100 cartons of eggs, now we sell 50 cartons.”
Gokhan Payraj, who is an egg counter, said, “We used to sell 100 cartons of eggs, now we sell 50 cartons. No production, no more packaging, thank God. I only sold three or four cartons. 14:30 or 15:00? It’s 9:30 in the morning. I started and sold three or four cartons, “he said.
“We don’t even know how to do it. Diesel is expensive, bags are expensive.”
The market vendor, who owns a vegetable stall, summed up his situation by saying, “We don’t even know how to do it. Diesel is expensive, bags are expensive. We pay 300 TL per person to the staff, and they don’t like it. I’m in a bad way. Those who may or may not hear our voices help us. It’s too bad. “
“We’re going crazy.”
Marketer Nihat Gesim added that everyone blamed themselves for the price and said, “We’re going crazy.” Gayle continued:
“Visitors blame us for the price. It’s as if we’re making it. We open the stalls and collect it in the evening. If we don’t come to market, my dad will deny us. It’s our job, we have to come and go.” Electricity, natural gas, these are all listed with each other. When everything is cheap, it automatically becomes cheap, everyone laughs. Everyone is happy. No one. So happy. “
“It’s getting late, they’re collecting trash, there are people who can’t find bread.”
Marketer Abdullah Varishlio says there are no jobs and the market is empty, and says:
“Everyone is happy, everyone can eat, now no one has money. No job. The market is empty. The nation has no money. Before the market was more lively. We used to buy 50 cucumbers, now we buy 4 cucumbers. If we buy 50 tomatoes, now We bought 5. We bought 10 hot peppers. Our purchasing power depends on the people, people will buy it and so will we. If people can’t buy it, how can we? Buy it. Everything is interconnected. Everyone has money so that people can come to the market and shop. What will they do if they don’t have money? Everything depends on diesel. People will get a little relief. The poor eat, the rich eat too. Many people are poor. We see people coming after dusk. They are picking up trash thrown under the counter. Please help. “