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Turkey is facing its own coronavirus crisis – so why is it sending medical supplies to the UK?

Amid a global rush to find medical equipment for healthcare workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, the UK has ordered 84 tonnes of personal protective equipment (PPE) from Turkey.

But, for no apparent reason, the shipment was delayed, amid mounting controversy over the UK’s dependence on international suppliers for protective equipment. At least part of the shipment did eventually arrive on a plane from Turkey on April 22.

  • Yaprak Gürsoy
  • The Conversation

Turkey has also sent out medical supplies prepared by its Ministry of Defence in the form of aid to nearly…

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