Day: April 1, 2020

UPDATE 2 – Strong healthcare system key to fight virus: Erdogan

April 1, 2020

 Turkey’s greatest advantages in fighting the coronavirus outbreak are its strong healthcare infrastructure and its early start, said the nation’s president on Wednesday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the public to stay at home until further notice and maintain social distancing in a bid to stem the virus’ spread. Speaking by video to district […]

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Turkish company donates medical equipment to Serbia

April 1, 2020

 Turkish company Tasyapi on Wednesday donated medical equipment to Serbia to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. Tasyapi signed a $285 million contract with the Serbian government in 2018 to build the Sarajevo-Belgrade Highway. The company donated 25 intensive care beds, five medical and one surgical aspirator, mattresses, linens, medical clothing, […]

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UPDATE 2 – Turkey delivers medical aid to Spanish authorities

April 1, 2020

 Turkey delivered Wednesday medical supplies to Spanish authorities, one of the countries in Europe worst hit by the novel coronavirus. “Our delegation and aircraft carrying health supplies to combat #COVID19 were welcomed by the Representative of the Spanish Ministry of Defence Major General Figuero, our Madrid Ambassador and our Military Attaché. The health supplies were […]

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OIC rejects elections in ‘occupied’ Nagorno-Karabakh

April 1, 2020

 The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday slammed so-called presidential and parliamentary elections held Tuesday in Upper Karabakh, also known as Nagorno-Karabakh — a region illegally occupied by Armenia. “OIC views the holding of elections in the occupied region of the Republic of Azerbaijan on March 31, 2020 as in contravention to the relevant […]

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‘Turkey stands with allies, hopes they do the same’

April 1, 2020

 Turkey expects its NATO partners to reciprocate the solidarity it has shown with the alliance’s member states, a top Turkish official said on Wednesday. “Turkey stands together with its allies in times of crisis and hardship. We hope the allies do the same,” Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said in a comment on a tweet […]

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Turkish stocks down at closing session

April 1, 2020

 Turkey’s benchmark stock index closed the day at 89,085.13 points on Wednesday, down 0.62% from the previous close. Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index started the day at 88,285.81 points. As of the daily close, it dropped 558.58 points from Tuesday’s close of 89,643.71 points. The price of one ounce of gold was $1,599.00 by market […]

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UN foresees global economy to contract 0.9% in 2020

April 1, 2020

 The global economy could shrink 0.9% this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) said on Wednesday. The world output could contract further if imposed restrictions on economic activities extend to the third quarter, and fiscal responses fail to support income and consumer spending, the UN […]

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COVID-19: Germany deaths hit 815, infection rate slows

April 1, 2020

 Death toll from the novel coronavirus in Germany rose to 815 on Wednesday, according to the most recent statistics released by local authorities. Berlin-based website Coronavirus-Monitor, which compiles up-to-date numbers from the local health authorities, reported 128 new deaths over the past 24 hours. With 6,166 new cases, the number of people infected with the […]

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