The cabinet meeting in Beştepe, where eyes were turned for the new normalization steps, lasted 3,5 hours. As of July 1, 2021, street restrictions will be lifted. Public transport and intercity travel restrictions will also end. These decisions, which concern millions, came out of the cabinet meeting.
STREET RESTRICTION LIFT
We will not allow those who try to increase the prices of grain, meat, milk and feed excessively, we will teach the necessary lesson. We are extending the VAT support we give to the tourism sector for 1 more month. Our goal is to open vaccination to all of our population over the age of 18 within a few weeks. We are completely removing the curfews, starting on July 1st. We are taking the limit on music to 24.00. With the restrictions on inter-city travel, the limitations on urban public transport are coming to an end.
“Public institutions and organizations are switching to normal working hours. I ask my citizens not to give credence to manipulations on vaccines and to listen to scientists on this issue."
“Turkey has fully fulfilled its responsibilities towards NATO so far. During the meetings we held during the NATO Summit, we emphasized the spirit of solidarity. We conveyed once again how distorted the understanding of good terrorists and bad terrorists is. We reminded that Turkey is the only real struggle against DAESH. With the events that took place in our close region in the last 10 years, we have seen that NATO has not been able to display its reliable umbrella position. It was seen at the summit that it is very difficult for a NATO to survive without Turkey.
I would like to state that all the meetings were held in a positive and constructive atmosphere. We agreed to develop cooperation with all the leaders we met. German Chancellor Merkel, Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis and President of the United States
We have decided to intensify direct contacts with Biden. We met with Biden to start a new era in the relations between our countries. In this meeting, we put forward our positions by expressing the problems. We had a comprehensive and productive exchange of views on our future cooperation areas. In our meeting, we agreed that there is no problem that cannot be overcome with the USA, on the contrary, cooperation is more profitable. By strengthening our channels of dialogue with the USA at all levels, we are determined to transform the beautiful climate we achieved with Biden into maximum benefits for our countries. We believe that the issues between us will be resolved in time. We believe that we are opening the doors of a new era with the USA on a positive and constructive basis.
Turkey's only demand is to respect its sovereign rights in all political and economic fields and to support its fight against terrorist organizations.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gave important messages regarding his meeting with US President Joe Biden last week. "We have decided to intensify direct contacts with Biden," said Erdogan. "We believe that we have opened the door to a new era with the United States on a positive and constructive basis."