Turkey claims to become the third country to develop COVID-19 vaccine

Speaking of the achievement of the country, on August 9, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey has become the third country to develop vaccines indigenously against COVID-19 after the United States and China.

In the opening ceremony of the TUBITAK Excellence Centers in the north-western province of Kocaeli, President Erdogan said, “The COVID-19 Turkey Platform, founded by the TUBITAK (the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey,) is currently working on eight different vaccines and 10 different medication projects.”

He further added, “Collaborating with state and private sectors and universities, Turkey has been making significant progress in developing vaccines and drugs against COVID-19.”

President Erdogan noted that two vaccine candidates have successfully completed the animal tests, and one of them has received ethical approval to move on to the clinical trial on humans.

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