Halal markets in Turkey are closing, according to the country’s government.
The Istanbul governor’s office has posted a list of halal businesses it says are being closed or have ceased operations in the country.
The list includes restaurants, supermarkets, restaurants and bars.
The closures come as Turkey has become increasingly vocal about its ban on all animal products, particularly pork.
It has also tightened its crackdown on the countrys Muslim-majority minority, as well as its growing role in the fight against ISIS.
Halal markets were a major tourist attraction in Istanbul until recently, but have become increasingly closed in recent years, with many businesses having been forced to close due to lack of customers.
In the past few years, Turkish authorities have been cracking down on halal products in the capital, Ankara, and other Turkish cities, but this time, they have taken it to the next level.
“In this context, we have to ask: What will happen to halal-certified businesses?
Will the businesses shut down and the stores close down?”
Erdogan said in an interview with the BBC.
Turkey has become a major player in the global halal industry, with a huge market in Europe and Asia.
Halaf markets are places where Muslim men eat pork, beef and chicken.
It is also a popular hangout for women.
The Turkish government banned halal meat for the first time in 2019, banning the use of animals raised without the use or slaughter of animals.
The ban has been controversial, with some Muslims calling it an act of racism and the government facing criticism for not enforcing it.