ISTANBUL 

Turkey’s defense sector is contributing to the production of protective masks and ventilators essential in the fight against COVID-19, said an official on Friday.

Yasin Akdere, general manager of the Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation, said all kinds of masks, including N95 required by healthcare personnel, are produced in the factories.

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Production of masks as protective equipment for health personnel continues 24/7 

“We produce 6.5 million masks every week in our factories. This is complemented by our military sewing workshops to take the figure to 10 million,” he said, adding they are of top-notch quality.

Akdere

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