Turkey has successfully passed the “migration” test by hosting millions of refugees on its soils for years, while even the most developed nations have failed in doing so, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has said at an online opening of the International Migration Films Festival.
The Health Ministry has announced a series of measures to be taken in 11 sectors in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus as Turkey has already rolled out its normalization plan.
Ten people from around 7,000 tea producers have tested positive for the coronavirus, as the country has permitted exceptional inter-city travel to tea collectors travelling to the Black Sea province of Rize to collect this year’s harvest.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has said elderly people over the age of 65 and young people under 20 will have to “wait a little more” for restrictions to ease.
Local fish population has been declining in the Mediterranean Sea, while tropical species migrating from the Suez Canal and the Indian Ocean have been on the rise, according to a Turkish marine scientist.
As Turkish nationals crawl out of weeks of stay-at-home orders amid the country’s normalization phase, mass prayers in mosques across Turkey will begin with the Friday prayer that will be held on May 28.
Inter-city travel restrictions introduced in early April as part of wide-ranging measures to arrest the spread of the coronavirus may be abolished next month, Hürriyet daily has reported.