Trump, Erdogan Talk Coronavirus, Libya and Syria in Call
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President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone on Saturday about Covid-19 and its impact on the global economy, as well as about the tenuous situation in Libya and Syria.
The White House said the pair “discussed progress on reopening and boosting global economies in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.”
The Turkish government wants plans to relax a partial lockdown starting in June as new cases ebb. Turkey has the ninth highest number of reported Covid-19 cases in the world, at 155,686, but one of the lowest per-capita death rates. It has recorded 4,308 deaths.
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