Turkey delivers medical aid to U.S. to help fight coronavirus
A Turkish military cargo plane carrying medical supplies for use against the coronavirus pandemic departed on Tuesday for the U.S.
"The loading process of the medical aid supplies to be delivered to the US by Turkish Armed Forces aircraft has been completed. Our aircraft carrying the medical aid supplies to be used in combating COVID-19 has departed from Etimesgut Airfield/Ankara," the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Twitter.
The ministry also released a statement saying that the medical aid supplies leaving for Washington were prepared under the instructions of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
"The health supplies prepared by the Ministry of National Defense and the Ministry of Health consists of masks, face visors, N95 masks and overalls," Anadolu agency cited the statement as saying.