The World Health Organization (WHO) has awarded Turkey for its success in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The award was presented at a high-level meeting on health and migration in the WHO European Region by the Regional Director for Europe, Hans Kluge, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter.

Ministers of health and representatives of 53 Member States of the region gathered in Istanbul for a two-day meeting to discuss the strategic priorities for health and migration for post-2022.

The meeting aims to co-create a new shared vision for health and migration, strengthen existing ties, forge new partnerships and build consensus on new and emerging priorities.

Three years after the first reported case of COVID-19, Turkey appears to be leaving the worst of the coronavirus pandemic behind. In addition, Turkey is seeing a decrease in the number of people hospitalized or in intensive care.

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