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Turkey: Coronavirus genome sequenced in Istanbul

Turkish researchers have sequenced the genome of the novel coronavirus isolated from four patients, the head of the project said on Friday, Anadolu Agency reports. Dr. Sadrettin Pence, the vice-rector of Istanbul Medeniyet University, told Anadolu Agency the genomes were sequenced using the latest sequencing platforms. The novel coronavirus gene[…]

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Turkey says UAE spreading chaos in Middle East

Turkey accused the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday of bringing chaos to the Middle East through its interventions in Libya and Yemen, allegations which are likely to inflame tensions between the regional rivals. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was responding to criticism of Turkey’s role in the Libyan conflict, where it[…]

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Turkey sends aid to SA in time of need

Turkey, at the personal behest of their president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has sent a container load of medical supplies to counter the current Covid-19 pandemic as local fatalities edge past 100. Earlier this week, the Turkish Co-operation and Co-ordination Agency (TIKA) distributed 10,000 N95 medical masks to the Kalafong Hospital[…]

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Turkish firm to build field hospitals abroad

Turkish mobile hospital provider SDI Global LLC has won a €13.2 million ($14.25 million) tender for building a field hospital in Romania to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The firm will sign more agreements worth €61 million ($65.9 million) to build temporary hospitals in two EU countries and three Middle Eastern[…]

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Turkey makes coronavirus treatment free

Following a presidential decree made yesterday, treatment for coronavirus in Turkey’s public hospitals will be completely free of charge. Patients will be provided protective gear and testing, in addition to medicine, even if they failed to pay state insurance. Citing an anonymous Turkish official, Middle East Eye reported that the[…]

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