News archive of April 2020

Turkish, Russian forces hold 7th joint patrol in Syria

Turkish and Russian forces conducted the seventh joint patrol along a key highway in northwestern Syria, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said on April 30. 

"Within the framework of TUR-RF Agreement/Protocol, the 7th TUR-RF Combined Land Patrol on M-4 Highway in Idlib was conducted with the participation of land and air elements," the ministry said on Twitter.

Turkey sends 2nd batch of medical aid to US

Turkey will dispatch medical supplies to Palestine to help it combat with the novel coronavirus outbreak, the presidential spokesman said on Thursday, while a second cargo plane carrying medical equipment to the United States departed from Ankara to Washington D.C. 

PM Orban: In the first phase we are to lift restrictions that pose the smallest risk

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban has stated that, after May 15, the authorities will lift "those restrictions that pose the smallest epidemiological risk," and that the entire process will be gradual. "Everybody awaits answers that we cannot yet give. In the first phase, we will lift those restrictions that pose the smallest epidemiological risk, while the entire process will be gradual.

GCS: COVID-19 death toll rises by 2 to 695

Two more persons infected with the novel coronavirus have died, the COVID-19 death toll thus reaching 695, the Strategic Communication group (GCS) informs on Thursday. These are two men aged 51 and 79, both with underlying conditions. AGERPRES (RO - author: Roberto Stan, editor: Mihai Simionescu; EN - author: Adina Panaitescu, editor: Rodica State)

Decision on May 1 until 3 pm; "The virus will be present on Monday, too" VIDEO

According to her, there will be a fall in the number of infected in the coming period.
"We all have to make our own rules on how to get back into regular life, but we should not forget about the virus and that it is still circulating," she warned, speaking to Television Prva. Kisic Tepavcevic said that now the emphasis is on the personal responsibility of all of us.

Turkey’s tourism income stands at $4.1B in Q1

Turkey's tourism income reached $4.1 billion in January-March, the country's statistical authority announced on April 30. 
The first-quarter revenue fell 11.4% compared to the same period last year, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK), amid worldwide travel restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Banks do their bit at T-bill sale

Greek banks on Wednesday joined the country's battle to secure liquidity and replace the funds the government is drawing from the state's cash buffer so as to finance the support measures for the economy and businesses.

Kosovo thanks Turkey for medical aid to battle COVID-19

Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti thanked Turkey for delivering medical supplies to his country amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the prime minister's office said on April 30. 

In a statement, the office said Kurti received Turkish Ambassador to Kosovo Çağrı Sakar and they discussed the latest developments in the fight against COVID-19.