Turkey’s strong health system and effective measures against the novel coronavirus helped curb its further spread, according to the ruling party’s foreign affairs deputy chair.

“The Republic of Turkey, along with its strong health care system, has provided effective measures and opportunities in its fight against the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) that has reached unmanageable dimensions since its outbreak,” Cevdet Yilmaz, Justice and Development (AK) Party’s foreign affairs deputy chair, said in a written statement, referring to the situation in the world caused by the disease.

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