The discourse includes all the dimensions of the message, what the speaker is based on, and on whom, based on what and by whom it is intended, and what it is mainly intended for. Discourse analysis aims to understand and explain how it serves ideological purposes in the context of cultural structure, how the audience's thinking, actions are formed or limited. In this study, which causes humans and a variety of animal diseases and get coronavirus found in many species all over the world under the influence of get together by appearance of the first cases on 11 March 2020 to turn into a dangerous pandemic and Turkey's Health Minister Dr. Fahrettin Koca of remarkable shares about the epidemic from his social media account were analyzed by the Critical Discourse Analysis method. Thematic and schematic analysis of the discourses, situation evaluations, the size of the comments, sentence structures, word choices in discourses and persuasion strategies were determined. Thus, the main source, the effects of the virus on social life, and the perspective of a Minister of Health, who has a policy of minimizing these effects, has been exposed and contributed to linguistic material and socio-cultural background.
Discourse, Discourse Analysis, Dr. Fahrettin Koca, epidemic, social media.