ROME

Italy and Spain’s foreign ministers thanked Turkey on Wednesday for helping their countries combat the novel coronavirus.

“Today’s help is very important to us. We thank President [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan, Foreign Minister [Mevlut] Cavusoglu and all Turkish people for their solidarity, said Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio.

On Wednesday, Turkey sent a plane carrying medical supplies including masks, overalls and hand sanitizers to Italy, which has reported the highest number of deaths so far from the coronavirus.

Spain’s Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya also thanked Turkey for providing medical aid in a post on Twitter.

Cavusoglu separately responded

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