No Quarantine for Bulgarians in Need of Medical Treatment in Turkey

From May 20, 2020, Turkey will freely allow all Bulgarian citizens in need of treatment in Turkish hospitals to come in the country with up to two escorts without being placed under a 14-day quarantine. We were informed about this by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey with a note sent to our embassy in Ankara. 

President Iohannis, Georgian counterpart discuss COVID-19 pandemic developments

President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday had a telephone conversation with his Georgian counterpart Salome Zourabichvili, at the Georgian side's request, the Presidential Administration informed. The discussion aimed at both the COVID-19 pandemic developments and the bilateral relations.

Turkey sees dip in number of visitors, tourism revenue

"The number of visitors and tourism revenue in Turkey decreased during the first quarter because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, officials statistics showed on April 30. 

The number of visitors declined 67.83% to 718,097 in March, compared to a year ago, according to Turkey's Culture and Tourism Ministry.

Turkish, Georgian leaders talk efforts against virus

In an April 16 phone call, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Georgian counterpart Salome Zourabichvili discussed efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic, according to Turkey's Communications Directorate.

They agreed on cooperation between the two countries is crucial to successfully combat the virus, said a directorate statement.

At least six dead as tornadoes hit Mississippi

At least six people were killed when tornadoes ripped through Mississippi on April 12, officials said, prompting the southern US state to declare an emergency.    

The tornadoes caused "catastrophic" damage, according to U.S. media, and prompted the National Weather Service to issue its highest level of tornado alert.