ANTALYA, Turkey 

Turkey is among the top three countries in organ transplant, according to a Turkish official.

“Turkey ranks high in the world, we’re in the top three in organ transplant,” Ahmet Tekin, an official from the Turkish Ministry of Health, told Anadolu Agency in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya.

Nearly 5,600 organs were transplanted in 2018, while the expectation is to reach 6,000 operations this year, Tekin said.

Tekin stressed that Organ Transplant Center in Antalya’s Akdeniz University is a prominent healthcare facility in Turkey.

“Organ transplant was performed by robotic methods for the first time in

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