The rise in value of the Turkish lira brought to the streets supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the city of Malatya , in eastern Turkey , who celebrated enthusiastically, dancing and shouting slogans.
Crowds took to the streets in drums, erupting in celebrations and kissing pictures of the Turkish president.
In videos posted on social networks, the slogan "Recep Tayyip Erdoğan" can be heard rhythmically shouted.
Another voice shouted: "Let the enemies run away."
Protesters even burned "monkey" dollars.
Erdoğan'ın, dişi deve ile erkek deveyi ayırt edemeyen, o ne derse evet diyen, ne dese alkışlayan yüz binlerce taraftarı var. Ayağını ona göre denk alsın. pic.twitter.com/d4Jthx8Jk4
— Ayşe Aydoğdu (@ay_moon_ay) December 21, 2021
The comments on social networks about the celebrations of the president's supporters are caustic, especially at a time when the financial crisis is causing devastation in Turkey.
A Twitter user who uploaded the video commented:
"Tell the opposition. There are hundreds of thousands of Erdoğan supporters who, unable to distinguish two straw donkeys, obey what he tells them and applaud whatever he says. They have to make their moves accordingly."