Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wearing a face mask to protect against the spread of coronavirus, speaks to the media in Ayder village in the Black Sea city of Rize, Turkey, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. Turkey's health minister says the number of new COVID-19 infections Saturday has hit its highest in 45 days and announced 1,256 new cases.(Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)
The government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan has generally ignored health experts, according to a report for the US National Institutes of Health. AP Photo

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