Turkey's first drillship, Fatih, will begin drilling in the Tuna-1 location in the Black Sea, Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez said on July 20. The Fatih drilling vessel set sail for the Black Sea on May 29 from Istanbul to the Trabzon port where it reached its destination for reassembly on June 6.
Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has once again targeted a journalist over a report revealing nepotism in the municipality in the Black Sea province of Trabzon that's run by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). Soylu, who on May 18 targeted journalist Müyesser Yıldız - who was arrested a short while later - on Twitter, praised the couple in the story, while slamming journalist Saygı Öztürk.
A court has released a man detained over attacking a doctor in the Black Sea province of Trabzon. İhsan Aydın was detained after the incident and was referred to a court, which released him on condition of judicial control and sentenced him to house arrest on April 28. Two dentists, identified only by their initials as A.I. and B.A., were also attacked in Istanbul on April 29.
A Fenerbahçe football player and Medipol Başakşehir chair Göksel Gümüşdağ tested positive for coronavirus on March 25. "Our players, technical staff and administrative employees underwent coronavirus tests in Samandıra Can Bartu Facility. One footballer and medical team worker were tested positive and were dispatched to a hospital for treatment," Fenerbahçe said in a statement without giving the names of those diagnosed.