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Erdogan says new measures needed as virus makes comeback in Turkey

People shop at the Spice Market also known as the Egyptian Bazaar in Istanbul

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday the government needed to ramp up measures to curb a rise in coronavirus cases, which have increased in recent weeks back to early-May levels.

Turkey has recorded more than 7,000 deaths from the COVID-19 disease, which was first diagnosed in the country in March. Ankara in recent weeks banned weddings and other events, and limiting the number of passengers allowed on public transport.

(For a graphic of Turkey’s pandemic, click here: https://graphics.reuters.com/world-coronavirus-tracker-and-maps/countries-and-territories/turkey)

(Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Jonathan Spicer; Editing by Daren Butler)

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