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Athens on Friday remained on increased diplomatic alert following recent developments in Libya where Turkey appears to be consolidating its presence and taking on a kingmaker role after halting Khalifa Haftar's forces which are waging a battle in the west of the country against the Tripoli-based government.
The high-speed train services will resume in Turkey as of May 28 after they have been suspended as part of coronavirus precautions, a government official said on May 23.
In a written statement, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu said the train services suspended on March 28 will resume in four routes with 16 services in a day.
Turkish Super Lig club BtcTurk Yeni Malatyaspor said on May 22 that two people, including a football player, tested positive for the coronavirus.
Malatyaspor said on Twitter that a player and a club personnel tested positive for COVID-19.
The club added that the two are being treated.
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Turkey has launched a financial support package to cushion exporters from the impact of coronavirus, Ruhsar Pekcan, the trade minister, announced on May 22.
The package, called the Stock Financing Support Package, came into use through Turk Eximbank, according to a press release issued by the Trade Ministry.
Turkey on May 22 announced plans for a foreign direct investment strategy aiming to benefit from the conditions following the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Technology and Industry Minister Mustafa Varank told businesses in a virtual conference that as power balances shifted, the world would likely transition from a unipolar order to a multipolar one.
Turkey's Ambassador to U.S., Serdar Kılıç, hit back on May 22 at two American senators for comments regarding Ankara's treatment of Uyghurs.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Senator Jim Risch, shared a news report on Twitter that claimed Ankara reversed some of its support for Uyghurs and Turkish police are questioning refugees fleeing China's crackdown.
The Turkish Central Bank on May 22 boosted its lira swap sale limits from 40% to 50%, according to banking sources.
The bank increased the limit of the swap auctions in the Turkish Lira Swap Market for Foreign Exchange, as per a directive it sent to lenders.
Thus, the banks' flexibility in Turkish lira and foreign currency liquidity management will have further increased.