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Only real life can test if a politician really has what it takes to lead a nation. Six months after he was elected prime minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis was called upon to tackle two major crises: the first one was the exploitation of migrants and refugees by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; the second was the coronavirus outbreak.
Turkey's president on April 8 praised the nation's "healthcare army" of nearly half a million medical staff and 360,000 support personnel fighting the coronavirus outbreak.
"No virus, no outbreak is stronger than Turkey," said Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a letter addressed to the Turkish people who are older than 65 and restricted from leaving their homes due to pandemic.
Construction work to build a field hospital at the site of the now-closed Atatürk Airport in Istanbul has begun.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced earlier this week two more hospitals with a capacity of 1,000 beds each will be established in the country's largest city as part of efforts in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet agreed on Wednesday to accept 50 migrant children and youths from overcrowded camps on Greek islands, government sources said.
The move was a first step by Germany, officials said, as worries mount about the health situation in the Greek camps due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Turkey has formed a second science board to tackle the social impacts of the measures taken in the fight against the coronavirus, the health minister has announced, informing that the new board will include experts in the field of psychology of religion, sociology of religion, statistics, sociology and psychology.
A large number of people across Turkey have been fined for violating the rules the government has introduced to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
The country's health minister has said the coronavirus is in every province in Turkey, with Istanbul, İzmir and Ankara, the three largest cities, has reported the highest number of cases.
With his strong voice, wide repertoire and successful stage performances, Turkish musician Barbaros is hosting world-famous names on live broadcasts from his Instagram account.
Barbaros, a graduate of Istanbul University State Conservatory Opera Department, has hosted a few international artists so far.
A domestic worker working at the house of opposition İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Akşener's helper at home, with whom she has been working for the past 20 years, tested positive for COVID-19.
Speaking to daily Hürriyet, Akşener said that when she heard the news, she thought about her family first.