Strait Talk

COVID:19: What’s Behind Turkey’s Success in Protecting the Elderly?

In Italy, the crisis in nursing homes is being called a 'silent massacre' and a recent report from the London School of Economics suggests that in many European countries, nearly half of all pandemic deaths have been in nursing homes. US government records also show that a shortage of medical supplies and lapses in management have fueled the spread of COVID-19 in care homes. But Turkey has been an outlier when it comes to treating the elderly. We'll look at Ankara's policy and how it's led to comparatively fewer deaths among senior citizens compared to other nations. Meltem Gulhan Halil Professor at Hacettepe University Irshad Ali Shaikh Health Security Lead at WHO Turkey​

Serbia's Novi Pazar struggles to cope with Covid-19

Serbia's Novi Pazar struggles to cope with Covid-19

Turkey takes measures against Covid-19 at care homes

Turkey takes measures against Covid-19 at care homes

Nursing home residents are among those most affected in Maryland

Nursing home residents are among those most affected in Maryland

EU leaders held fourth video summit on bloc's economic plan

EU leaders held fourth video summit on bloc's economic plan

Turkey Marks Four Years Since Failed Coup |​ 25th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide

Turkey Marks Four Years Since Failed Coup |​ 25th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide

Srebrenica Genocide

Srebrenica Genocide

Marking the 25th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide

Marking the 25th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide

Turkey's Fight Against FETO

Turkey's Fight Against FETO

Turkey-France Tensions |​ Three Years of MBS in Power

Turkey-France Tensions |​ Three Years of MBS in Power

Turkey-France Standoff in the Mediterranean

Turkey-France Standoff in the Mediterranean

What's Next for Saudi Arabia Under MBS?

What's Next for Saudi Arabia Under MBS?

Turkey and France at Odds Over Libya

Turkey and France at Odds Over Libya

Turkey's War Against the PKK | Korean War Anniversary

Turkey's War Against the PKK | Korean War Anniversary

70th Anniversary of Korean War

70th Anniversary of Korean War

Turkey’s New Operation Against PKK

Turkey’s New Operation Against PKK

A Turning Point For US-Turkey Relations? | Turkey's COVID-19 Response

A Turning Point For US-Turkey Relations? | Turkey's COVID-19 Response

Show More