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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.
Turkey's Interior Ministry has said that municipalities run by the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) are "not abiding by the laws" in donation campaigns they launched during the coronavirus outbreak.
In a circular, the ministry said the municipalities need to get permission from the corresponding governor's offices for the launched donation campaigns.
Antalya State Opera and Ballet (DOB) artists undergo huge, and dramatic, transformations for every show, sometimes having to apply six hours of makeup for a two-hour show. Their makeup and costumes enthrall the audiences often, as the artists frequently perform characters from different eras, from the 1500's to the present day.