Turkey and COVID-19: Don’t forget refugees
This article first published by the Brookings Institute, authored by Kemal Kirisci and M. Murat Erdogan looks at the COVID 19 situation in Turkey. It has been more than a month since the first COVID-19 case was detected in Turkey. Since then, the number of cases has shot up significantly, placing Turkey among the top 10 countries worldwide in terms of cases. Government efforts have kept the number of deaths relatively low, and the health system so far appears to be coping reasonably well. However, real challenges in managing the pandemic remain. One of the most acute challenges relates to Turkey’s vast refugee and migrant population.