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Turkey revealed real coronavirus numbers to get vaccines, says labor union official

The Turkish Health Ministry, which has been criticized for hiding the true scale of the coronavirus pandemic, was forced to reveal the real number...

WHO was unaware of Turkey’s COVID-19 data, warns healthcare system may collapse

Dr. Irshad Ali Shaikh, head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Turkey office, has said WHO was unaware of the scale of the coronavirus...

WHO sent $1.7 million in personal protective equipment to Turkey: report

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it sent millions of masks, gloves, goggles and other items worth $ 1.7 million to protect healthcare...

Turkey continues using anti-malarial drug against COVID-19 despite WHO warning

Turkey will continue to use hydroxychloroquine, a controversial anti-malarial drug, to treat coronavirus patients despite a study warning about its side effects and the...

Turkey’s unusual pandemic response has paid off: officials

Instead of global coronavirus testing, Turkey has based its pandemic response on partial lockdowns and work by armies of contact tracers who identify people possibly infected...

Turkey’s health ministry not reporting COVID-19 deaths by WHO standards, doctors association says

The Turkish Medical Association (TTB) on Wednesday said Turkey’s health ministry was not reporting COVID-19 deaths in line with World Health Organization (WHO) standards, citing a discrepancy...

WHO coordinating with Turkey to protect NW Syria from coronavirus outbreak: report

The World Health Organization (WHO) is coordinating closely with Turkey, including processing samples in Turkish laboratories, to prevent COVID-19 from spreading into northwestern Syria, the head...

CHP politician says Turkey late in taking economic measures against coronavirus

Faik Öztrak, the vice chair of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), said the country was late in taking economic measures against the coronavirus pandemic and...

Turkey’s offensive in northeast Syria already displaced 200,000 people, WHO says

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said that Turkey’s military incursion into northeast Syria has already displaced 200,000 people since last week, Voice of America reported. WHO said...

Turkey tops WHO’s highest antibiotic use list in Europe: report

Turkey has ranked the highest in antibiotics use at over 38 defined daily doses (DDD) per 1,000 people in Europe, where the average antibiotic...

Health Ministry seeks to reverse growing anti-vaccination trend in Turkey

Alarmed by the growing anti-vaccination sentiment among parents in recent years, Turkey’s Health Ministry has taken action to reverse this potentially dangerous trend, the...

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