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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the Jerusalem Patriarchate and the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem on Tuesday. "The Greek state will always stand by the Jerusalem Patriarchate and the great mission it is undertaking in this difficult and, at the same time, exciting city and region," Mitsotakis told journalists.
In Turkey, 434,757 residential properties were sold in the first five months of 2020, the country's statistical authority announced on June 15.
Housing sales dropped 2.2% or 9,684 units in the five-month period, compared to the same period last year, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) data.
Turkey on May 30 announced the resumption of domestic flights as the country eases coronavirus restrictions and looks to restore normalcy.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu said domestic flights will resume on June 1 as part of the normalization process after the months-long virus restrictions.
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 is imposing a two-day lockdown in 31 provinces, including Istanbul, Ankara and other major cities, in response to the spread of COVID-19, the Interior Ministry said on April 10.
It said the curbs would begin at midnight and end at the same time on April 12.
Turkey earlier announced its death toll from the virus had risen to 1,006.