5/5/2020

Turkey Getting Ready to Launch Normalization Program

After successfully implementing measures to fight against the Covid-19 outbreak, Turkey is getting ready to return to normalcy. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addressed the nation and unveiled the first steps of the normalization process. ​

Emphasizing the fact that these steps will open a new page for ‘a new normal’, President Erdoğan said, “We have to lead our lives in accordance with precautions that will protect us from pandemic threats for a long​ time.” 

Relaxation measures will ease daily lives by also preventing the Covid-19 outbreak from gaining momentum, said President Erdoğan. 

- On May 11, shopping centers will be permitted to reopen. 

- Curfew on citizens of age over 65 and below 20 will be removed once a week for a period of 4 hours.

- On May 11, barber shops and hairdresser salons will be reopened. 

- On May 5, taxi cabs will start working in the three most populated cities of Turkey— Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir. 

- Dating from May 5, provincial quarantines will end in 7 provinces, some of which are Antalya, Muğla, and Aydın, leading destinations for summer tourism.  ​
covid-19; Recep Tayyip Erdoğan; normalization process; curfew

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