ISTANBUL

Turkey’s president has condoled with Spain and Italy over deaths due to coronavirus, the infection that has spread to 180 countries in over three months.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent letters to prime ministers of Italy and Spain as Turkish medical aid to fight the virus reached those countries, Turkey’s Communications Directorate said on Thursday.

The medical supplies included Turkey-made masks, protective gear and sanitizers.

“Our friend and ally Italy is one of the leading countries in the fight against the epidemic,” Erdogan wrote to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

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