24 Apr 2020

Weekend lockdowns – Turkey’s coronavirus response

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

No country outside Europe and America has more coronavirus cases than Turkey, where numbers have overtaken China and Iran.

No country outside Europe and America has more coronavirus cases than Turkey, where numbers have overtaken China and Iran.

President Erdogan says his handling of the crisis is a success story – although some doctors beg to differ, claiming the death toll is higher than claimed.

Over 80 countries, including the UK, have asked Turkey for medical equipment – but what’s the situation like there?