Fahrettin Koca

Turkey's daily COVID-19 cases fall below 1,000

Turkey's daily COVID-19 cases fall below 1,000

New COVID-19 infections in Turkey fell below 1,000-mark on Sunday, with the health minister promising further easing of face mask rules if the numbers remain low for three consecutive days. The Health Ministry confirmed 905 new COVID-19 …

Health Ministry: no monkeypox cases detected in Turkey

Health Ministry: no monkeypox cases detected in Turkey

No cases of monkeypox have so far been reported in Turkey, the country’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Sunday. The disease is known to be endemic to parts of Africa, but a growing outbreak in several European and North …

Turkish Minister of Health speaks about Erdoğan's health

Turkish Minister of Health speaks about Erdoğan's health

Turkish Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca spoke about the health of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the First Lady Emine Erdoğan, who were infected with "omicron". He wrote the corresponding message on Twitter. The Minister …

Turkey logs record daily COVID-19 cases at almost 78,000

Turkey logs record daily COVID-19 cases at almost 78,000

Turkey recorded 77,722 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, its highest daily figure of the pandemic, data showed, while the health minister said the Omicron variant would reduce the severity of the pandemic due to a lower hospitalisation …

Turkish vaccine Turkovac receives emergency approval

Turkish vaccine Turkovac receives emergency approval

Turkey’s domestically-made COVID-19 vaccine Turkovac has received emergency use approval, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said Wednesday. Koca was speaking at the production facility of the vaccine, as he said public …

Death toll in Turkey wildfires rises to eight

Death toll in Turkey wildfires rises to eight

The death toll from wildfires on Turkey's southern coast rose to eight on Sunday as firefighters battled for a fifth day to contain blazes still raging in coastal resort towns. Two more people died on Sunday due to wildfires in the …

Turkey's daily COVID-19 cases surge above 20,000

Turkey's daily COVID-19 cases surge above 20,000

Turkey’s new coronavirus cases jumped to 22,291 on Wednesday, the highest since early May, according to health ministry data that also showed the daily death toll reached a six-week high of 76 people. Daily infections last peaked …

Turkey's COVID-19 cases back up to mid-May levels

Turkey's COVID-19 cases back up to mid-May levels

Turkey's new coronavirus cases have doubled in just over two weeks to 9,586 on Thursday, its highest since May 19, with 52 related deaths according to an official tally that prompted a warning from the health minister. "We have …

Cases of Delta Plus COVID-19 variant reported in Turkey

Cases of Delta Plus COVID-19 variant reported in Turkey

Turkey has identified three cases of the new Delta Plus COVID-19 variant in three provinces, its health minister said on July 5, adding that the separate Delta variant had also been identified in some 284 cases across 30 …

Turkey sees less than 10,000 new COVID daily cases

Turkey sees less than 10,000 new COVID daily cases

Turkey on Thursday saw fewer than 10,000 new COVID-19 daily cases for the first time since March 1, said the country's health minister, marking a key milestone in the country’s fight against coronavirus. After a meeting of the …

Turkey starts talks to procure Russia's Sputnik-V vaccine

Turkey starts talks to procure Russia's Sputnik-V vaccine

Turkey has begun initial talks to procure the Sputnik-V vaccine from Russia, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said, adding Ankara would receive a total of 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from various suppliers by the end of May. …

Russia and Turkey discuss Sputnik V vaccine cooperation

Russia and Turkey discuss Sputnik V vaccine cooperation

Turkey and Russia discussed their cooperation in the area of health in light of the coronavirus pandemic, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.  "After a meeting with Russia’s ambassador to Turkey Aleksey Yerhov, …

Turkey reports over 9,800 new COVID-19 cases

Turkey reports over 9,800 new COVID-19 cases

Turkey reported 9,809 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, according to Health Ministry data. Among the fresh cases, 983 symptomatic patients were confirmed across the country. Turkey's overall case tally topped 2.34 …

Turkey reports over 10,000 more new COVID-19 cases

Turkey reports over 10,000 more new COVID-19 cases

A total of 10,220 COVID-19 cases, including 1,003 symptomatic patients, were confirmed across Turkey on Monday, according to Health Ministry data. Turkey’s overall case tally has crossed 2.33 million, including a death toll that …