WASHINGTON

Turkey has proven to be a “key supporter” in the fight against the novel coronavirus as the international community struggles to find firm footing, according to an opinion piece published Tuesday.

Writing for the Hill news website, Sasha Toperich said Turkey “has proven itself as a key supporter of world efforts,” noting in particular that Turkey has “increased its production lines for medical protective gear and is distributing masks — free of charge — to its citizens in an effort to prevent further COVID-19 spread.”

“Turkey supplied masks and test kits to Balkan countries, Italy and Spain, answering the

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