The first batch of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine has arrived in Turkey, according to the local newspaper Gunboyu. The plane with the Russian drug landed at Esenboga airport today, June 14.
Mass vaccination against COVID-19 began in Turkey in January. According to the newspaper, more than 34 million people have already been fully vaccinated in the country.
The deliveries of Sputnik V to Ankara were discussed during the May conversation between the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Turkish Ministry of Health registered the vaccine on April 30. In mid-April, Russia suspended flights with Turkey due to the difficult epidemic situation there.
About the economic consequences of restrictions – in the material of “Kommersant” “Turkey has been added to the price of tours.”