Coronavirus brought EU, Turkey closer: Deputy FM

Hurriyet Daily News | May 23, 2020 at 10:26 AM
  • The European Union and Turkey got closer during the fight against novel coronavirus, which claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, a senior Turkish official said on May 22.
  • The virus increased contact between Turkey and the EU as Turkish and European officials have spoken several times about what can be done to tackle the pandemic, including during a conference in early May attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
  • The EU-hosted conference raised €7.5 billion ($8.2 billion) to help develop a vaccine and treatment.