Turkey’s winning the war by not fighting battles

Embracing uncertainty and community in the time of Coronavirus

Turkey officially announced its first recorded case of Coronavirus late on March 10. The next day the World Health Organization declared it a pandemic. From the beginning many countries, their politicians and their media have framed the pandemic in combative terms, using the idea that if everyone fights together, we can resist the effects of the virus, and we will win. Phrases like “We are waging a war against the Coronavirus” and “We have to battle Covid-19” are commonplace. They are…