Turkey will not buy Russian vaccine, health minister tells website

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  • Wednesday, 09 Dec 2020

FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has ruled out buying the Russian coronavirus vaccine since its development lacked "good practice", its health minister said in remarks published on Wednesday, as Ankara steps up efforts to inoculate 50 million citizens by spring.

The Haberturk news website quoted Health Minister Fahrettin Koca as saying the Russian vaccine did not meet "good laboratory practice" conditions.

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