Cabinet meeting ended | President Erdogan: Street restrictions are coming to an end
LAST MINUTE NEWS: New steps in gradual normalization were discussed in Beştepe today. President Erdoğan announced the new decisions taken after the meeting he chaired. Accordingly, as of July 1; Street restrictions will be lifted completely. Limit on music will be taken to 24.00. Public transport and intercity travel restrictions will also end. Public institutions and organizations will switch to normal working hours. In addition, it was announced that the VAT support applied to the tourism sector was extended for 1 more month.
The cabinet meeting in Beştepe, where eyes were turned for the new normalization steps, lasted 3.5 hours.
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.
As of July 1, street restrictions will be lifted. Public transport and intercity travel restrictions will also end. Public institutions and organizations will switch to normal working hours. These decisions came out of the cabinet meeting, which concern millions.
Highlights from President Erdogan’s speech:
“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 once again conveyed 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.
We decided to intensify direct contacts with German Chancellor Merkel, Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis and United States President Biden.