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