Israel–Turkey relations

Turkey's virus guidelines sensible, working: US envoy

The U.S. ambassador in Ankara on May 21 praised Turkey's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying the guidelines are "sensible" and "working."

"We have high regard for the care and attention that Turkish officials have given to protecting all those who live in Turkey from this disease," David Satterfield told Anadolu Agency.

Turkey sends medical virus aid to Balkan countries

A Turkish military plane carrying medical supplies arrived in North Macedonia on May 12 to support the country's battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

"Turkish Armed Forces aircraft carrying medical supplies for use against COVID-19 has arrived at the Republic of North Macedonia," the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Twitter.

New flights to US planned to bring Turkish nationals home

Turkish Airlines has scheduled special flights to New York, Chicago, Houston and Miami for Turkish citizens stranded in the U.S. because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The country's flag carrier will evacuate citizens back home from New York and Chicago on May 15, Houston on May 16 and Miami on May 17, according to a statement by the Turkish Embassy in Washington.

Turkish, European Commision presidents discuss COVID-19

Turkish and European Commission leaders on May 1 held a phone talk to discuss matters of mutual interests, Turkey's Communications Directorate said in a statement.

According to the statement, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen discussed cooperation in the fight against the novel coronavirus, bilateral ties, and regional issues.

Erdoğan assures Trump Turkey will show all kinds of solidarity as reliable, strong ally

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has sent a letter to his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, along with the medical aid Turkey delivered.

The Turkish president said he hoped Turkey's medical aid sent to the U.S. will help citizens recover from COVID-19.

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