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Turkey is moving to the second stage in its massive vaccination program against COVID-19 that was rolled out on Jan. 14.
In the first stage of the inoculation drive, health care staff, people aged over 65, the disabled, adults living in crowded places, and those living at nursing homes received the Chinese vaccine Sinovac.
Turkey will announce a human rights action plan next week and an economic reform package in two weeks, the nation's president said on Feb. 24.
"Next Tuesday, we will share the Human Rights Action Plan, prepared in line with the expectations of all segments," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told his AKP's provincial congress in Istanbul.
Nationalist Movement Party's (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli on Feb. 23 called on youngsters of Turkey to be careful in expressing their objections and avoid "making wrong choices," while warning them to stay away from the "terror groups in front of university doors," referring to Boğaziçi University protests.
Cyprus is dealing with a large flow of illegal migration from Turkey that “fails to implement all agreements regarding migration towards Cyprus”
What will Turkey do?
The number of people violating weeknight curfews and weekend lockdowns is not changing even though the COVID-19 situation has not shown a significant improvement.
More than 31,000 people broke the weeknight curfew and a full weekend lockdown between Feb. 15 and Feb. 22, the country's Interior Ministry reported on Feb. 22.
Turkey will start to gradually normalize from coronavirus restrictions as of March 1, Turkey's health minister said on
Underlining that they are working carefully on normalization steps, Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter that the process will start with provincial public health councils dealing with four risk levels in line with Health Ministry criteria.
A senior Turkish diplomat on Feb. 19 met the families of the victims of a 2020 racist attack in the town of Hanau, Germany.
The Greek security forces, however, are ready in case Turkey tries again to flood Europe with illegal immigrants