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Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan tests positive for COVID-19

/ 11:00 PM February 05, 2022
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a joint news conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv, Ukraine Feb. 3, 2022. (REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that he had tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

“The result of COVID-19 tests done with my wife after showing mild symptoms came back positive,” Erdogan said in a tweet, adding that both had the Omicron variant of the virus.

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“We will continue our work at home. We look forward to your prayers,” he added.

Officials of his AKP ruling party, ministers, and opposition leaders wished him a speedy recovery.

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Earlier on Saturday, Erdogan had made a speech via live video link during a ceremony to mark the opening of a road and tunnels in northern Black Sea province of Zonguldak.

On Thursday, he visited Kyiv, holding talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and offering to host a meeting between Zelenskiy and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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