Turkey sends 90,000 protective suits to Poland

Kumoch wrote on Twitter that the project was made possible thanks to the cooperation of the president's offices of Poland and Turkey. Darek Delmanowicz/PAP

Turkey is sending four aircraft carrying 90,000 protective suits to Poland in order to help in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic, Poland's Ambassador to Turkey Jakub Kumoch said on Thursday.

Kumoch wrote on Twitter that the project was made possible thanks to the cooperation of the president's offices of Poland and Turkey.

"The transport of the Turkish equipment to be used in the fight against COVID19 in Poland has started. Four planes are carrying 90,000 protective suits," said the Polish ambassador to Turkey. Kumoch thanked the head of the President's Office of the Republic of Poland Krzysztof Szczerski and the spokesman for the President of Turkey Ibrahim Kalin.

Earlier, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Istanbul announced that the protective medical equipment was being loaded in the city. "Equipment ordered by the Industrial Development Agency will go to the Material Reserves Agency," the consulate said on Twitter.