ANKARA

Turkey’s president and first lady on Friday participated in nation-wide applause of doctors, nurses and healthcare workers fighting the novel coronavirus.

On Twitter, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan posted a video of himself and First Lady Emine Erdogan taking part in a call for mass applause for the medical professionals, as well as a speech from the balcony of his house in Istanbul.

“Greetings, love and of course applause on behalf of my family and my nation to the devoted heroes of our struggle against the coronavirus, and to all our healthcare professionals who face all kinds of difficulty and

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