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The Turkish Presidency reverted a ruling that each sports club would need to budget for their athletes' COVID-19 testing, daily Habertürk reported on Sept. 6.
The daily said that the testing would have cost each sports club an overwhelming 2 million Turkish Liras ($270,000) and these costs would have strained especially lower leagues' budgets.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's order came after Turkish Volleyball Federation Chair Mehmet Akif Üstündağ and Turkish Basketball Federation Chair Hidayet Türkoğlu detailed the potential financial burden of PCR testing.
The Health Ministry will be thereby providing testing free of charge to all athletes in the upcoming season.