Diary of Coronavirus; In Turkey, the process had begun on January 6, 2020, when an operational center was established under the Ministry of Health.
The coronavirus crisis has demonstrated the strengths and weaknesses of many global systems but has fundamentally challenged individual states.
As the coronavirus spreads, so does its likely political fallout. For authoritarians and autocrats, this is likely to be a mixed bag.
On March 9, 2020, Ali Babacan founded a new political party called the Democracy and Progress Party (acronym DEVA, meaning “remedy” in Turkish
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is standing by his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, despite escalating tensions between them over Syria.
Necdet Pamir, one of Turkey’s foremost experts on energy, was recently asked about the latest crude oil developments regarding Saudi Arabia and Russia, and their seeming impasse.
The new coronavirus has finally reached Turkey. The time that it will take to contain the virus will primarily depend on the effectiveness of the health services, accuracy of policy decisions and the prudence of the public.
Babacan’s criticisms of the AKP and Erdogan are also focusing on economic mismanagement, the dangers of “one man rule” and the country’s poor economic indicators.
The relationship between Russia and China is based on shared short-term strategic interests, but their differences lie just beneath the surface.