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U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab thanked Turkey on Wednesday for sending medical supplies to help it deal with the coronavirus pandemic, according to diplomatic sources.

Raab spoke via telephone to Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and said the supplies is an “indication of strong friendship between the two countries.”

He also thanked Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for wishes for a speedy recovery to U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Johnson was admitted to intensive care Monday as his condition deteriorated since being infected with the virus nearly two weeks ago.

The premier asked Raab to take his place when

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