Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says the forum was one of the first and biggest international events during the pandemic and it was held under compliance with all health measures.
President Erdogan announces restrictions, closing businesses and schools and limiting travel for nearly three weeks starting from Thursday to fight a surge in Covid-19 infections and deaths.
Some 400 people have been infected with new virus variants, including variants peculiar to Turkey, Hasan Tezer, a member of the Health Ministry’s advisory board, says.
President Erdogan has called the lifting of embargo a very accurate and crucial step for the Gulf, adding that Turkey also plays a very important role in Gulf cooperation.
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