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New CNN report says Turkish President Recep Erdogan was at one point calling Trump as much as twice a week

Turkish President Recep Erdogan frequently called US President Donald Trump, according to a new CNN report.Erdogan sometimes phoned Trump as often as twice a week, according to the CNN report. He would sometimes call while Trump was golfing, and the president would interrupt his game to chat at length with the Turkish president. Visit Business Insider's homepage…

Turkish soccer gamer admits to eliminating 5-year-old son in healthcare facility

Turkish soccer player Cevher Toktas was arrested after confessing to authorities that he killed his five-year-old son by smothering him with a pillow while the child was being treated in a hospital. The boy, Kasim, was dealing with symptoms associated with COVID-19.Toktas turned himself in on May 4. The child's death was originally not ruled…

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The Contagion Detective

The COVID-19 pandemic was some epidemiologist’s nightmare when Adam Kucharski was writing Rules of Contagion. Released this week, the book, which includes brief mentions of the encroaching COVID-19 storm, draws on ideas from “outbreak science” to illuminate how and why viruses spread. Information from biology, Kucharski expertly demonstrates, has helped scientists understand how misinformation rages…

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