Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has canceled a two-day curfew initially planned for this weekend, June 6 and 7, for a total of 15 provinces, saying it could have led to social and economic consequences.
The Interior Ministry on late June 4 had announced the lockdown for those provinces, including Istanbul, the capital Ankara and İzmir, to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The possibilityof hydrocarbon surveys throughout the region covered in the Turkey-Libya maritime border memorandum, both east and south of Crete, was raised again on Thursday by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following a meeting with the leader of Libya's internationally recognized government, Fayez al-Sarraj, in Ankara.
Turkey on June 2 evacuated an expatriate family, with one of the members infected by the coronavirus, from Egypt after their call for help on social media.
A Turkish air ambulance, carrying the couple and their three children, left Cairo International Airport and arrived at the Çorlu Atatürk Airport in northwestern Turkey.