President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the partial opening of Başakşehir City Hospital in Istanbul on April 20. The hospital will assist in Turkey’s fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.
"Turkey, standing on its own feet, is demonstrating its power at a time when international organizations are losing their meaning," Erdoğan said at the opening ceremony.
President Erdoğan also stated that Turkey will produce 5,000 ventilators by the end of May. “While the world is facing difficulties, Turkey has successfully overcome hurdles to producing medical ventilators,” Erdoğan emphasized.