Mustafa Varank

Turkey developing intranasal COVID-19 vaccine

Turkish scientists working with nanotechnology firm Nanografi are developing the country's first intranasal COVID-19 vaccine, the industry and technology minister said on March 30. 

Speaking at the opening ceremony of Nanografi's new graphene production plant in the capital Ankara, Mustafa Varank said the nasal spray is expected to be more effective.

Industrial sector created 337,000 jobs in 2020

Turkey's industrial sector over the last year provided 337,000 additional jobs, the country's industry and technology minister said on March 12. 

With the momentum seen in investment figures and electricity consumption in industrial zones, Turkey had a strong start to 2021, said Mustafa Varank, speaking to a virtual Chemistry Sector Council Meeting.

Xiaomi phones made in Turkey to go on sale in April: Minister

Phones made in Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi's production unit in Turkey will be on the market starting next month, Turkey's industry and technology minister said on March 11.

Mustafa Varank made the remarks during a visit to the Xiaomi facility in Istanbul, where testing of smartphones is currently underway, according to a statement.