Even if this private firm was unrealistically low-balling the price of the equipment, it is clear that Hodzic's company was grossly over-charging.
This kind of profiteering is hardly novel in Bosnia. I have elsewhere described much of the region's political economy as fundamentally rooted in kleptocracy.
The U.S.'s top diplomat and two congressmen have thanked Turkey for sending medical aid to the country to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak.
One day after a Turkish military plane landed in Washington, DC with medical supplies to help combat the disease, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Twitter Sunday that they are grateful to Turkey.
A C-27J Spartan airship of the Romanian Air Force took off at 9.00 a.m. on Saturday from Otopeni Air Base 90, heading for Spain, transporting 90,000 FFP-type protection masks, the Ministry of National Defence reported.
As millions of home-bound social distancers worldwide have turned to online and streaming offerings to stave off boredom amid coronavirus lockdowns, Turkey too has turned to its screen offerings from foreign series to Broadway shows, and from fitness routines to gourmet cooking.
Foreign residents of Turkey's capital Ankara have gotten the live streaming cooking bug too.
In March 2020, the trips of Bulgarian citizens abroad and visits of foreigners to Bulgaria registered a decline due to the suspension of international flights and the closure of the land borders because of the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the National Statistical Institute said in a press release.
More than 224,000 people around the world have lost their lives from the novel coronavirus as of April 29, according to data compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.
The university's study found 224,562 fatalities caused by COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, as well as more than 3.16 million infections.