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Turkey supported Northern Cyprus with 50,000 more COVID vaccine doses

Turkey supported Northern Cyprus with 50,000 more COVID vaccine doses

Turkey has stretched the hand of help to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). On Monday, Ankara sent  50,000 additional doses of a coronavirus jab.

Turkey’s health ministry reported on sending medical assistance to the TRNC. On Monday, the plane carrying the doses landed at Ercan International Airport in Lefkosa.

The officials from the TRNC’s Health Ministry received the shipment and thanked Turkey for the timely support.

Up to date, Ankara has provided the TRNC with 290,000 vaccine doses, including a recent batch.

Historically, the island of Cyprus has been divided in 1974. There are two administrative parts, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in the north and the Greek Cypriot administration in the south. In the 1970s, a Greek Cypriot coup aimed at Greece’s annexation of the island was followed by violence against the island’s Turks and Ankara’s intervention as a guarantor power.