— Turkey said Thursday that a maritime border agreement signed by Egypt and Greece is “null and void” and Ankara would not allow any activities in the area.
— Turkey needs to engage urgently in sustainable reforms to overcome vulnerabilities affecting its economy and made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.
— The Turkish government does not consider re-imposing curfews, the country’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Thursday, while the number of COVID-19 cases in the country has recorded a rapid increase in the last week.
Egypt and Greece have signed a maritime deal that sets the sea boundary between the two countries and demarcates an exclusive economic zone for oil and gas drilling rights
— Turkey on Thursday launched a comprehensive inspection across the country to monitor compliance with the COVID-19 rules.
Turkey’s currency dropped to an all-time low against the dollar on Thursday
— Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on Thursday met with Turkish and Maltese foreign ministers in the Libyan capital Tripoli to discuss consultation and coordination among the three countries.
— The Turkish currency dropped to a record low against the U.S.
Turkish authorities are working on a plan to exempt global investment banks from some restrictions on swapping foreign exchange for liras after easing access for international development banks, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.
— A Turkish street artist, in Turkey’s most populous city Istanbul, has dedicated a giant mural painting to healthcare workers who have been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.