ISTANBUL

Turkey will enjoy great advantages after the coronavirus thanks to its imposing partial lockdowns, according to an official with the Turkish Presidency.

“We will not be in the mode of turning on and off the engine [economy] after getting back to normal, as it’s now in idle mode,” Goksel Asan, Finance Office chief at the presidency, told Anadolu Agency.

He said the world economy is expected to shrink this year due to the virus, but that Turkey will end the year with a more moderate contraction.

“The most important factor here is management of the pandemic,” Asan said, adding

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