Turkey produced an indigenous mechanical breathing device, named Sahra, or desert, national defense minister said on Friday.

After informed about the mechanical breathing device manufactured by the Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company (MKEK) fully at Turkey’s domestic facilities, Hulusi Akar said that his ministry is trying to fulfill its duties in the best way amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The ministry has taken important steps in the production of protective health materials by improving its capabilities, and the production of masks, overalls and disinfectants continues while the ministry is expanding the production capacity every day, Akar said.

“So we have

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