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Turkey will overcome the COVID-19 pandemic soon with its mass vaccination campaign, said the country's president on June 20.
Responding to a question during an online event to mark Father's Day, Erdoğan said that Turkey has been ahead of other countries in everything from health services to public safety since the beginning of the outbreak.
Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu will attend, on Monday, the meeting of the foreign ministers of the EU Member States (Foreign Affairs Council), which will take place in Luxembourg.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has condemned an attack on the office of the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in the western province of İzmir last week in which a woman was killed, labeling it a "provocation."
Onur Gencer stormed the HDP office on June 17 and shot Deniz Poyraz dead. The assailant was arrested shortly after the attack.
Air passenger transport decreased by 76.2% in the first quarter of 2021, from 3,851,100 passengers to 916,500, due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, according to data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
Burak Elmas was elected as Galatasaray's new president on June 19.
Elmas won the nail-biting election with 1.541 votes, receiving 41 more votes than second-placed Eşref Hamamcıoğlu.
The 47-year-old Turkish businessman previously served as a board member, becoming the 38th chairman of the club.
Turkey's national women's volleyball team defeated South Korea to qualify for the 2021 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League semifinals.
Turkey won their eleventh match 23-25, 25-20, 17-25 and 18-25 on June 19.
They will face Brazil in their fifteenth match in the tournament on June 20 in Rimini, Italy.
The Turkish defense minister on June 19 discussed bilateral security and regional issues with his U.S. counterpart over the phone.
According to Turkey's Defense Ministry, Hulusi Akar and Lloyd James Austin had "a positive and constructive" conversation.
The exchange comes days after a NATO summit in Brussels on June 14.