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Turkey calls for fair access to vaccines against Covid-19

Turkey calls for fair access to vaccines against Covid-19

Ankara, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded fair access for all to vaccines against Covid-19.
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There are serious injustices in the acquisition of those drugs, said the president, who was quoted by Anatolia news agency, at the World Health Summit, a virtual meeting promoted by Italy as president of the G-20 and by the European Commission.

Erdogan said that 80 percent of those drugs against the Covid-19 disease were purchased by high or middle-income countries.

‘While the majority of the population in developed countries was vaccinated with at least one dose, this rate has not even reached 1 percent in sub-Saharan Africa,’ he expressed.

In that regard, the head of State gave his support to the efforts of multilateral financial institutions and initiatives for fair access to vaccines.

He also reaffirmed that when his preparations are ready, he will offer them to all mankind.

Turkey has so far sent medical devices and equipment to 158 countries and 12 international organizations, he said during his speech.

Meanwhile, he warned against new walls and a new type of discrimination between those vaccinated and those who have not been immunized, in a veiled criticism of the European Union (EU) which plans an immunized certificate to allow travel within its environment.


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