IstanbulIt’s dinner time and the Ebro, which will feed four mouths, has just cooked the typical red lentil soup and some spaghetti. As today is a special day, it will accompany the meal with a chicken thigh. The minimum wage for this girl and her husband does not come close to educating three teenage daughters: they earn about $ 480 a month at home. But the big problem today is no longer the meager wage, which in exchange for the dollar has fallen sharply, but disproportionate inflation that is drowning millions of families. And dinner time becomes, for more and more Turks, an odyssey: “I open the closet and do what I find there. If I have beans, beans. That I have lentils? So lentils. Whatever there is, ”he explains. But there is always a lack of meat, which with inflation in the last year has reached prohibitive prices. “Before, girls ate meat twice a week, now we almost never buy it.” His case is that of many, who have been faced with an unprecedented situation with economic policies that, far from improving the situation, bury it even more.