ANKARA

The Turkish foreign minister said on Tuesday that a total of 98 Turkish expats died due to the novel coronavirus.

“We have evacuated over 20,000 Turkish citizens from more than 50 countries,” Mevlut Cavusoglu told TRT World, Turkey’s English-language news channel.

There are nearly 10,000 Turkish citizens abroad, Cavusoglu said, adding that Turkey will continue to evacuate its citizens abroad in line with the country’s quarantine policy.

Turkey places evacuees under a 14-day quarantine after being brought back from abroad as part of measures against the spread of coronavirus.

Cavusoglu said he had a phone call with his Algerian

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