ISTANBUL

Turkey’s president and his Algerian counterpart spoke on the phone on Sunday, according to Turkey’s Communications Directorate.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Algeria’s Abdelmadjid Tebboune discussed Turkish-Algerian relations as well as regional matters, said a directorate statement.

Erdogan also conveyed get-well wishes to Tebboune, who recently recovered from COVID-19 after treatment in Germany.

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed over 1.69 million lives in 191 countries and regions since last December.

Over 76 million cases have been reported worldwide, with more than 43.1 million recoveries, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

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