Turkey’s president spoke to 19 world leaders over the phone and joined three summits via teleconference since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed tens of thousands of lives across the globe. 

On Twitter, the Turkish Presidency shared information on Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s contacts with the international community during the global outbreak.

According to the post, Erdogan has held phone conversations with the top political figures of China, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Ethiopia, Georgia, Japan, the US, Russia, France, Uzbekistan, Iran, Italy, Ecuador, Somalia, Canada, Germany and Qatar.

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