Turkey’s communications director said Friday the country relies on “its robust health care system and talented medics” to fight the deadly coronavirus that has claimed thousands of lives worldwide.  

Turkey supplied testing kits to friends and allies and “no virus is more durable than the measures we take,” Fahrettin Altun said on Twitter and shared a video critical of European countries’ attitudes toward the elderly whose lives are at a higher risk because of the virus known as COVID-19.

“It saddens us to see many European countries take measures that fail to provide extra protection for their senior citizens,”

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