The clapping, cheering, whistling, and pot-clanging starts up in Istanbul every day at 9pm.
The celebration is an effort to lift not only their own spirits while staying indoors but also the spirits of those battling to save lives.
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Even boats crossing the Bosphorus add their voices by blowing their horns.
The Turkish government has stopped flights from Europe, banned prayer gatherings in mosques, closed libraries and restaurants and imposed a total curfew for the chronically ill and those aged over 65.
As the death toll in Turkey more than doubled to 21 on Saturday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the public to stay at home.
“Be of good cheer,” he said in a video message. “I hope we will get through this difficult process together, as long as we abide by the rules and directions.”
The number of confirmed cases in Turkey increased by 41 per cent to 947.