On 7 April 2020, The New York Times published a report on the recently brought obligation of wearing masks in public and other measures taken in Turkey against the novel coronavirus outbreak. Although generally praising and acknowledging Turkey’s measures against the Covid-19, the article contains some factual mistakes.
Claim: Little official data released on the spread of virus in Turkey
On 3 April 2020, The New Yorker published an interview conducted by Isaac Chotiner with Emrah Altindis, a Turkish doctor living in the US and known for his previous other controversial statements. The interview claims that Turkey was slow to take action against the coronavirus.