Erdogan announced the gradual lifting of restrictions because of COVID-19

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Turkish authorities will gradually lift the curfew imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic in March. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced this on Wednesday, February 17.

“The curfew will be gradually lifted. Beginning in March, we will begin the process of gradual normalization,” Erdoğan said at a press conference in Ankara following a cabinet meeting.

According to him, the restrictions will be lifted depending on the epidemiological situation in Turkish provinces.

Earlier, February 4, it was announced that the tourist season in Turkey will begin in April, presumably the first foreign tourists could be the Russians. The Ministry of Tourism said that the country appeared new tourist attractions and shopping centers and cultural institutions are ready for the season. The incidence rate in Turkey corresponds to the European criteria, in addition, in the near future the situation will be corrected by vaccinations in the country.

As of the end of January more than 1 million Turkish citizens were vaccinated against COVID-19 coronavirus infection. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Ankara plans to minimize the incidence of coronavirus infection by the beginning of the tourist season.