Turkey weekly news roundup – November 20, 2020

Below is a selection of articles on Turkey we have been following, covering the most important issues over the past week.

Economic Policy

US-Turkey Relations

The Hill: Turkey’s Erdoğan congratulates Biden on election win

On November 10, one week after the US election, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan joined the ranks of world leaders to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Erdoğan said in a statement that the Turkish government is “determin[ed] to work closely with the U.S. Administration” in the days ahead.

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Coronavirus

Reuters: Turkey to impose new measures to fight coronavirus surge, Erdogan says

This Tuesday, Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan announced that the government will impose tighter measures to respond to surging numbers of coronavirus patients and impose partial lockdowns at weekends across the country. Erdogan also said all schools will remain closed and continue online education until the year-end and all restaurants and cafes will only offer a delivery service.

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