ANKARA

Turkey’s deputy foreign minister on Friday announced that at least 50 Turkish expats in 8 countries have died due to the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. 

Speaking at the opening ceremony of Foreign Ministry’s Coordination and Support Center, Yavuz Selim Kiran also said at least 151 Turkish citizens abroad have tested positive for the COVID-19, adding: “We are closely monitoring their situation.”

The center, established as part of measures to fight COVID-19, aims to provide service to citizens 24 hours a day.

Kiran noted that the Foreign Ministry has received more than 35,000 queries already.

Previously, Foreign Minister Mevlut

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