With Turkey’s Defense Ministry “on alert” against coronavirus, military schools and institutions affiliated to the National Defense University will be closed until April 13, with a host of other measures in the military announced Monday to combat the virus’ spread.

“Like the rest of the world, last week [the Turkish military] implemented many measures against coronavirus that threaten public health in our country,” and now new measures are in order, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar told reporters.

The measures will be done in such a way to not impair Turkey’s domestic and international operations, the security of its borders, and

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