ADANA, Turkey

Turkish security forces seized 700,000 face masks which were illegally produced and sold in southern Adana province, sources said Thursday. 

Acting on a tip-off, provincial gendarmerie command teams carried out raids in three different locations in Seyhan and Cukurova districts, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Four suspects were arrested.

Some of the masks, which meet the production criteria of the Health Ministry, were delivered to the Adana Directorate of Provincial Agriculture and Forestry.

On April 5, Turkey started distributing free face masks to citizens to stem

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