Ibrahim Kalin

Turkey has to adapt to new normal: Presidential spokesperson

The normalization process will not be about abandoning measures all together but we have to adapt to the new normal, Turkey's presidential spokesperson said on May 23. 

"We need to get used to living with masks. Turkey will go down to history when this coronavirus pandemic is over and it is written down," Ibrahim Kalın said on local television station NTV.

Turkey steps up to act against Israeli plans on West Bank

As Turkey steps up to mobilize the international community against Israeli plans to annex West Bank, Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu on May 21 had phone conversations with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary-General Yousef Al-Othaimeen.

Turkey rejects Israel’s plan to annex West Bank: Presidential spokesperson

Turkish presidential spokesperson İbrahim Kalın said on May 20 that Ankara rejects Israel's plan to annex the West Bank and called on the international community to show the same approach.
"Turkey rejects and calls on the world to reject any annexation plan by Israel. Occupation is a crime. The annexation of more Palestinian lands is a crime," Kalın said in a tweet.

Virus shows weakness of global order: Turkish aide

The novel coronavirus outbreak has revealed how weak the immune system of the global order is, Turkey's presidential spokesperson said on May 12. 

"The global system has been locked for around two to two-and-a-half months. We have seen once again how the global order is disabled with many great weaknesses," İbrahim Kalın told a program broadcast on YouTube.

Gov’t may ease restrictions for elderly

The government considers easing curfew restrictions for elderly people at the age of 65 and over, Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın said on May 2.

"Our president may have some good news on [May 4]. The opinion of the Science Board is to ensure that the group of 65 and older is going outside on certain days and hours," he said, speaking to the TV 24 broadcaster.