Health Minister Fahrettin Koca says 13 people were killed in Elazig, including two people who suffered heart attacks, and five others died in Malatya.
China, Japan, France and the United States saw a further spread in the coronavirus, as countries around the globe race to prevent further infections.
The march called by prominent Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr aims to pressure Washington to pull out its troops.
Turkey's President Erdogan and German Chancellor Merkel call for a fragile truce in Libya to be converted into a lasting ceasefire, during a visit by the German leader to Istanbul.
No project in the Eastern Mediterranean can achieve its full potential without taking Turkey on board.
Rights groups say the citizenship law, combined with poor urban development, could lead to the forced eviction of millions of people living in poverty. Meanwhile, Muslim women continue to occupy New Delhi's streets in resistance to the divisive law.
The transport and public space restrictions now encompass some 40 million people as the 2019-nCoV spread to some 10 countries. There are over 800 confirmed cases in China alone.
It was a mixed bag for Pakistan's prime minister who is always well-received, but unable to convincingly make Pakistan's case.
India's 'non-lethal' weapon to crush protests in Kashmir takes lives - and those it doesn't kill, it maims permanently.
Meanwhile, Russian air strikes in Idlib, northwestern Syria, have killed at least eight civilians, including five children, a war monitor said.
The virus originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei late last year and has spread to Chinese cities including Beijing and Shanghai, as well as the US, Thailand, South Korea and Japan.
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