It will send 15 million doses of Turkish coronavirus vaccine to Africa


Erdogan speaks of global injustice and unfair treatment

Turkey will send 15 million doses of its vaccine against Covid-19, “Turkovac”, to Africa, announced today the President of the country, Tayyip Erdogan, at the Turkey-Africa summit, which is being held in Istanbul.

“It is a shame for her humanity that only the 6% of the African population has been vaccinated against Covid-19 ″, said ο Erdogan to the leaders of the African continent participating in the summit.

Turkey will work to help overcome the “global injusticeAnd the “unfair treatment” of Africa during the pandemic, stressed the Turkish president.

Turkey has already applied for the emergency use of Turkovac and the installments will be shared with Africa when permission will be given, added the Turkish president.

However, it is not yet clear when the aid will be sent.

The number of cases on the African continent is growing at the fastest rate to date, especially in South Africa, he warned. week the World Health Organization (WHO)

In fact, Ankara is committed to further strengthening its trade ties with Africa.

It is noted that Turkey has 43 embassies in 54 African countries and large investments on the continent – from humanitarian and social assistance programs to energy, defense and infrastructure projects.

In total 16 leaders and 102 ministers attend the Istanbul summit, the third such meeting, as stated yesterday by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşo .lu.

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