ANKARA 

Turkey will always lend a helping hand to the Balkan countries in their battle against the new coronavirus, the parliament speaker said on Wednesday.

“Turkey is not leaving friendly and brotherly Balkan countries alone in their fight with COVID-19,” Mustafa Sentop said on Twitter.

Sentop reminded that Turkey delivered medical supplies to Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Kosovo to help combat the coronavirus.

“Turkey’s helping hand will always be on our brothers,” he noted.

Turkey previously sent medical aid to Italy and Spain, the countries worst hit by the virus in Europe.

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