Turkey’s Coronavirus Status
- Önder Ergönül, Koç University, School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases; Executive Committee Member, European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)
- Güven Sak, Managing Director, The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)
According to the official figures, Turkey is among the top seven countries in terms of the coronavirus cases but has a remarkably low death rate. Meanwhile, the Turkish economy, like so many other economies, is hit hard with negative 5 percent growth rate for 2020 forecasted by the IMF. What have been the highlights of Turkey’s experience with the pandemic and what are some of the lessons learned for future reference? What does the road to Turkey’s normalization and economic recovery look like? Please join us in this conversation to discuss these questions and more.