The streets were crowded, the shopping centres busy and the traffic-heavy.
How Turkey’s infection rate soared
Ankara is still proud of its relatively low total number of deaths, at around 39,000, and authorities say the pandemic is still under control, thanks to the country’s strong healthcare system. But the spike in the number of cases is worrying.
At its height in April, there were more than 60,000 new cases a day and more than 300 deaths.
Why did it happen?
Turkey mainly uses the Chinese Sinovac vaccine, as well as lower numbers of Pfizer-Biontech.