We are hungry

açız

This photo has been shared by CHP (Turkey’s biggest opposition party in parliament) Istanbul deputy Aykut Erdogdu at his twitter account yesterday. Old woman and his son who are in the middle of the traffic road in Besiktas, Istanbul are trying to express themselves. The written in cardboard at woman hand “Açız” is meaning “we are hungry”

The year of 2015

Turkey’s population is 74 million
46 million people live under the poverty line
14 million people live under the hunger threshold

Briefly, while 60 million people are living in poverty and struggling with hunger, 14-15 million people are living in prosperity.

The president of republic Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rightist party AKP has been running the country for last 12 years and 12 years earlier the figures were as follows.

The year of 2003

Turkey’s population was 67 million
19 million people were living under the poverty line
1 million people were living under the hunger threshold

So during the last 12 years,
1 million hungry people’s number has been 14 million
19 million poor people’s number has been 64 million

The general election will be in June,7, 2015 in Turkey. Maybe something will change and people will wake up, but it seems very difficult.

Sources which the figures were taken:

http://www.umutoran.com/2011/01/26/46-milyon-kisi-yoksulluk-sinirinin-altinda-yasiyor/

http://www.sozcu.com.tr/2015/ekonomi/14-milyon-aclik-sinirinda-740987/

http://www.milliyet.com.tr/2005/05/24/son/soneko30.html