Turkish Vaccine Program Arrives High Up in The Mountains

Published February 17th, 2021 - 08:22 GMT

Turkey has launched a nationwide vaccination program against COVID-19 after the government approved the emergency use of China’s Sinovac, local daily Hurriyet Daily reported.

Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when Turkey inoculated more than one million people in the first week. 

Doctor and nurse from the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents, 65 years old and above, with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. 

Turkey has an initial three million doses of Sinovac of the 50 million doses waiting to be delivered. The country has recorded over 2 million cases of the virus.

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In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, a Kurdish woman carries plastic boxes in the streets of the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition organised by the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked o

In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, a Kurdish woman carries plastic boxes in the streets of the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition organised by the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when Turkey innoculated more than a one million people in the first week. But it slowed down considerably when doctors left the big cities and tried to reach mountain places such as Imamli and Ozbeyli -- two ethnically Kurdish hamlets of a few hundred herders and farmers each. BULENT KILIC / AFP

In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, Kurdish girl looks at members of the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team as they arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in m

In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, Kurdish girl looks at members of the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team as they arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when Turkey innoculated more than a one million people in the first week. But it slowed down considerably when doctors left the big cities and tried to reach mountain places such as Imamli and Ozbeyli -- two ethnically Kurdish hamlets of a few hundred herders and farmers each. BULENT KILIC / AFP

n this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, Kurdish villagers look at members of the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team as they arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang i

n this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, Kurdish villagers look at members of the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team as they arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when Turkey innoculated more than a one million people in the first week. But it slowed down considerably when doctors left the big cities and tried to reach mountain places such as Imamli and Ozbeyli -- two ethnically Kurdish hamlets of a few hundred herders and farmers each. BULENT KILIC / AFP

In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, doctors and nurses from the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when

In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, doctors and nurses from the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when Turkey innoculated more than a one million people in the first week. But it slowed down considerably when doctors left the big cities and tried to reach mountain places such as Imamli and Ozbeyli -- two ethnically Kurdish hamlets of a few hundred herders and farmers each. BULENT KILIC / AFP

In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, doctor Sergen Saracoglu (L) and nurse Yilzdiz Ayten (C) from the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked

In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, doctor Sergen Saracoglu (L) and nurse Yilzdiz Ayten (C) from the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when Turkey innoculated more than a one million people in the first week. But it slowed down considerably when doctors left the big cities and tried to reach mountain places such as Imamli and Ozbeyli -- two ethnically Kurdish hamlets of a few hundred herders and farmers each. BULENT KILIC / AFP

In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, doctor Akay Kaya (L) from Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team speaks with a Kurdish woman at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in

In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, doctor Akay Kaya (L) from Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team speaks with a Kurdish woman at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when Turkey innoculated more than a one million people in the first week. But it slowed down considerably when doctors left the big cities and tried to reach mountain places such as Imamli and Ozbeyli -- two ethnically Kurdish hamlets of a few hundred herders and farmers each. BULENT KILIC / AFP

In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, nurse Yildiz Ayten (rear R) from Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team is escorted by Kurdish children as she searches for old people at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China

In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, nurse Yildiz Ayten (rear R) from Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team is escorted by Kurdish children as she searches for old people at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when Turkey innoculated more than a one million people in the first week. But it slowed down considerably when doctors left the big cities and tried to reach mountain places such as Imamli and Ozbeyli -- two ethnically Kurdish hamlets of a few hundred herders and farmers each. BULENT KILIC / AFP

In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, nurse Yildiz Ayten (R) from Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, enjoys her lunch offered by Kurdish inhabitant Zeri Saymaz (2nd-L) and her family after receiving her vaccine, at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnabl

In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, nurse Yildiz Ayten (R) from Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, enjoys her lunch offered by Kurdish inhabitant Zeri Saymaz (2nd-L) and her family after receiving her vaccine, at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when Turkey innoculated more than a one million people in the first week. But it slowed down considerably when doctors left the big cities and tried to reach mountain places such as Imamli and Ozbeyli -- two ethnically Kurdish hamlets of a few hundred herders and farmers each. BULENT KILIC / AFP

In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, Berfo Arsakay (C), 101 years old, prepares to receive a vaccine from doctor Akay Kaya (L) and nurse Yildiz Ayten (R) from the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. Th

In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, Berfo Arsakay (C), 101 years old, prepares to receive a vaccine from doctor Akay Kaya (L) and nurse Yildiz Ayten (R) from the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when Turkey innoculated more than a one million people in the first week. But it slowed down considerably when doctors left the big cities and tried to reach mountain places such as Imamli and Ozbeyli -- two ethnically Kurdish hamlets of a few hundred herders and farmers each. BULENT KILIC / AFP

In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, a Kurdish woman carries plastic boxes in the streets of the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition organised by the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked o
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, Kurdish girl looks at members of the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team as they arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in m
n this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, Kurdish villagers look at members of the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team as they arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang i
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, doctors and nurses from the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, doctor Sergen Saracoglu (L) and nurse Yilzdiz Ayten (C) from the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, doctor Akay Kaya (L) from Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team speaks with a Kurdish woman at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, nurse Yildiz Ayten (rear R) from Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team is escorted by Kurdish children as she searches for old people at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, nurse Yildiz Ayten (R) from Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, enjoys her lunch offered by Kurdish inhabitant Zeri Saymaz (2nd-L) and her family after receiving her vaccine, at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnabl
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, Berfo Arsakay (C), 101 years old, prepares to receive a vaccine from doctor Akay Kaya (L) and nurse Yildiz Ayten (R) from the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. Th
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, a Kurdish woman carries plastic boxes in the streets of the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition organised by the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked o
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, a Kurdish woman carries plastic boxes in the streets of the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition organised by the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when Turkey innoculated more than a one million people in the first week. But it slowed down considerably when doctors left the big cities and tried to reach mountain places such as Imamli and Ozbeyli -- two ethnically Kurdish hamlets of a few hundred herders and farmers each. BULENT KILIC / AFP
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, Kurdish girl looks at members of the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team as they arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in m
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, Kurdish girl looks at members of the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team as they arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when Turkey innoculated more than a one million people in the first week. But it slowed down considerably when doctors left the big cities and tried to reach mountain places such as Imamli and Ozbeyli -- two ethnically Kurdish hamlets of a few hundred herders and farmers each. BULENT KILIC / AFP
n this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, Kurdish villagers look at members of the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team as they arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang i
n this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, Kurdish villagers look at members of the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team as they arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when Turkey innoculated more than a one million people in the first week. But it slowed down considerably when doctors left the big cities and tried to reach mountain places such as Imamli and Ozbeyli -- two ethnically Kurdish hamlets of a few hundred herders and farmers each. BULENT KILIC / AFP
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, doctors and nurses from the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, doctors and nurses from the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when Turkey innoculated more than a one million people in the first week. But it slowed down considerably when doctors left the big cities and tried to reach mountain places such as Imamli and Ozbeyli -- two ethnically Kurdish hamlets of a few hundred herders and farmers each. BULENT KILIC / AFP
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, doctor Sergen Saracoglu (L) and nurse Yilzdiz Ayten (C) from the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, doctor Sergen Saracoglu (L) and nurse Yilzdiz Ayten (C) from the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when Turkey innoculated more than a one million people in the first week. But it slowed down considerably when doctors left the big cities and tried to reach mountain places such as Imamli and Ozbeyli -- two ethnically Kurdish hamlets of a few hundred herders and farmers each. BULENT KILIC / AFP
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, doctor Akay Kaya (L) from Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team speaks with a Kurdish woman at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, doctor Akay Kaya (L) from Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team speaks with a Kurdish woman at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when Turkey innoculated more than a one million people in the first week. But it slowed down considerably when doctors left the big cities and tried to reach mountain places such as Imamli and Ozbeyli -- two ethnically Kurdish hamlets of a few hundred herders and farmers each. BULENT KILIC / AFP
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, nurse Yildiz Ayten (rear R) from Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team is escorted by Kurdish children as she searches for old people at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, nurse Yildiz Ayten (rear R) from Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team is escorted by Kurdish children as she searches for old people at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when Turkey innoculated more than a one million people in the first week. But it slowed down considerably when doctors left the big cities and tried to reach mountain places such as Imamli and Ozbeyli -- two ethnically Kurdish hamlets of a few hundred herders and farmers each. BULENT KILIC / AFP
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, nurse Yildiz Ayten (R) from Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, enjoys her lunch offered by Kurdish inhabitant Zeri Saymaz (2nd-L) and her family after receiving her vaccine, at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnabl
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, nurse Yildiz Ayten (R) from Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, enjoys her lunch offered by Kurdish inhabitant Zeri Saymaz (2nd-L) and her family after receiving her vaccine, at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when Turkey innoculated more than a one million people in the first week. But it slowed down considerably when doctors left the big cities and tried to reach mountain places such as Imamli and Ozbeyli -- two ethnically Kurdish hamlets of a few hundred herders and farmers each. BULENT KILIC / AFP
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, Berfo Arsakay (C), 101 years old, prepares to receive a vaccine from doctor Akay Kaya (L) and nurse Yildiz Ayten (R) from the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. Th
In this photograph taken on February 15, 2021, Berfo Arsakay (C), 101 years old, prepares to receive a vaccine from doctor Akay Kaya (L) and nurse Yildiz Ayten (R) from the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents of 65 years old or above with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine. Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when Turkey innoculated more than a one million people in the first week. But it slowed down considerably when doctors left the big cities and tried to reach mountain places such as Imamli and Ozbeyli -- two ethnically Kurdish hamlets of a few hundred herders and farmers each. BULENT KILIC / AFP

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