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

/ 11:00 PM February 05, 2022
Photo for story: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits Ukraine

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.


“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.


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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