Trump, Erdogan stress need for Syria, Libya ceasefires
The two spoke by phone on efforts to "defeat the virus and bolster the global economy", the White House said in a statement.
The Syrian regime has so far reported only a handful of coronavirus cases, but opposition activists have alleged a cover-up of a more widespread outbreak.
Health experts warn that the country, torn apart by years of civil war, is especially vulnerable to the rapidly spreading, sometimes fatal virus.
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The northwestern province of Idlib, where around a million people have been displaced by conflict since December alone, is particularly at risk.
Libya has been in chaos since the 2011 overthrow of longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi and is divided between the Tripoli-based Government of National Unity (GNA) and forces loyal to eastern-based rogue general Khalifa Haftar.
The country's healthcare system is badly deteriorated, although the two rival powers have both instituted social distancing measures.
Ankara is a key backer of the internationally recognised Tripoli government.
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