A global response is required in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic which continues to spread worldwide, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday.  

In an op-ed published in The Washington Times, Cavusoglu said Turkey is among the countries that are taking “strong” measures to fight the coronavirus, which has infected more than one million people globally.

“A global challenge requires a global response, first on the public health front and then in the economy, and over the long haul in reforming international institutions and the way countries support them,” he said.

He called for international institutions to

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