In a personal tweet, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu praised his country for providing humanitarian aid, which places Turkey third in the world, according to him.
Turkey is the world’s third-largest supplier of medical aid amid a coronavirus epidemic, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
In a Twitter message, Cavusoglu shared a message with the hashtags #StrongTurkey and #HumanitarianForeignPolicy, quoting 13th-century scholar Jalaluddin Rumi, which were printed on the boxes with medical aid delivered to the United States: “There is hope after despair and many suns after darkness”.
In his message, he included a photo of a transport plane with medical assistance from Turkey, saying: “Apart from providing the largest amount of humanitarian aid in the world, Turkey is the third largest supplier of medical aid in the world during the coronavirus epidemic”.
A Turkish military transport plane carrying medical supplies landed in the United States on Tuesday to support the country’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic, as it has reported more than a million confirmed cases.
The medical aid, prepared under instructions from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish Ministry of National Defence, included 500,000 surgical masks, 4,000 molds, 2,000 liters of disinfectant, 1,500 glasses, 400 N-95 masks and 500 face shields, according to the the Turkish presidency.
The country’s Defence Ministry also sent medical aid to Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Libya and Somalia./ibna