ANKARA

The Turkish president inaugurated Monday a giant city hospital in Istanbul as the country intensifies fight against the coronavirus outbreak.

“Turkey, standing on its own two feet, is demonstrating its power at a time when international organizations are losing their meaning,” he added.

Erdogan also said Turkey will produce 5,000 medical ventilators to fight the novel coronavirus by the end of May.

“While world is facing difficulties, Turkey has successfully overcome hurdles to [making] medical ventilators,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, speaking at the opening ceremony of the new Basaksehir City Hospital in Istanbul.

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