Turkish president and Italian prime minister discussed over the phone possible joint measures and cooperation against the coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday. 

Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered condolences to Italy’s Giuseppe Conte over the loss of lives due to the COVID-19, according to a statement by Turkey’s Communications Directorate.

On Tuesday, Italy reported 345 more deaths from coronavirus, bringing the total number of victims in the country to 2,503, the highest death toll in Europe.

COVID-19 emerged in Wuhan, China last December, and has spread to at least 163 countries and territories. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the

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