Basso said he made contact with a doctor at the heart of the case, Eufemiano Fuentes, and gave him a blood sample with the intention of doping - but never actually did.
"I have not done anything illegal," he said at a news conference. "It was a moment of weakness on my part. I've never taken any doping substance nor undergone any illegal blood transfusions."
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The Central Bank of Turkey announced measures to protect the financial market of Turkey against the background of the collapse of the Turkish lira and conflict of interests with the United States of America