ANKARA 

A Turkish military cargo plane loaded with medical supplies arrived in Niger on Thursday, the National Defense Ministry said.

“Turkish Armed Forces aircraft carrying medical supplies for use against the COVID-19 outbreak has landed in Niger,” Turkey’s ministry said in a statement on Twitter.

Since the start of the global outbreak, Turkey has been acting in line with the global solidarity and extending a helping hand to many other countries.

According to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey has sent medical items to 102 countries so far to help their fight against COVID-19.

The pandemic has claimed more than 387,500 lives worldwide after infecting some 6.56 million people, while recoveries are now above 2.83 million, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

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