Turkey was revealed as the six largest taxer of alcohol among members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Turkey's June inflation rates exceeded experts' expectations at 1.13 percent, almost double the estimates. Meanwhile, annual inflation reached 12.62 percent.
A recent draft bill by a group of deputies from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) suggested increasing the cap on after-hour alcohol sale fines by three-fold. The drafted bill would allow sale of alcohol after 10 p.m. to be fined up to 320,000 liras.
The governor's office of the northern province of Düzce removed a ban on alcohol sales in restaurants that it placed under the guise of COVID-19 prevention measures following criticism. The decision came after a meeting with local labor representatives who had publicly slammed the ban.
The governor's office at the northern province of Düzce banned the sale of alcohol in local restaurants and cafes. A local business representative said that the governor's decision was to make sure said businesses didn't qualify as an entertainment venue, which are mandated to remain closed as part of COVID-19 measures.