“The Republic of Turkey” has officially changed its English name to “The Republic of Türkiye” (pronounced “Tur-key-yeah”), in line with the Turkish name for the country.
Many countries respond in a different way when it comes to the covid19 pandemic. Within the European Union, we see a focus on keeping trade lanes open and goods flowing, especially medical supplies. Turkey is taking a different route.
There are two important agreements between the EU and Turkey. One is the EU-Turkey Customs Union, which covers mainly industrial products. Steel, coal, and most agricultural products are covered by another: the free trade agreement between the EU and Turkey.