Presidency's Directorate of Communications compiled citizens' vaccine stories from across Türkiye into an eight-episode short film series called "In Love with These Lands", with a four-minute movie in each episode.
The series features the robustness of Türkiye's healthcare system through the vaccination process carried out across the country, which is one of the most important stages in the fight against Covid-19.
Director of Communications Altun shared the first film in the series, in which Abdullah Adıgüzel, a Van resident, talked about his experience receiving Covid-19 vaccination.
Stating in his post that they had reached out to every province, from Edirne to Kars, with the same endeavour and sincerity, under the slogan 'Let the people live so the state lives', Altun said, "In the words of a senior citizen of ours, Abdullah Adıgüzel, 'There is no other Türkiye.' May Allah let our state be everlasting, and our nation great always.'"
In the second episode of the film series "In Love with These Lands," 90-year-old retired teacher Eşref Aras, who lives in Erzurum's İspir village, told his vaccination process.
Explaining that they made frequent visits to each other with their relatives before, which became impossible during the pandemic, Aras said, " I was extremely dissatisfied with the hospital conditions during the previous period. The Ministry of Health's efforts are undeniably positive."
Noting that the healthcare staff made several follow-up calls to check out on him after administering at-home vaccination, Aras said, "After that, one month later, another one came for the second dose of the vaccine. The vaccines did really relieve us of the worry. May Allah grant our homeland, our state, our nation, and the entire world safety against this pressing pandemic."
In the third episode of the series, 69-year-old Kaya Şahin from a village of the city of Tunceli told his vaccination process.
Stating that the health system in Türkiye is progressing day by day, Şahin said, "Since I am over 65, my turn had come, I went and got my first dose of vaccine. As we had our appointment, they called to inform us of the second dose. 'Please proceed with the second dose vaccination,' they said, and we went and got our vaccination. Vaccination, vaccination... it's a must."
Healthcare services reach even the most remote places
The vaccination stories of the citizens in the villages of Erzurum, Sivas, Van, and Tunceli provinces were covered in the film series "In Love with These Lands" by their own narration.
The film series depicted the vaccination experiences of people over the age of 60, whose turn for vaccination had come, against the backdrop of the places, towns, and family environments they lived in, emphasising that healthcare services were brought to even the most remote villages of Türkiye with a complete and flawless system.
Foreigners also told about the robustness of Türkiye's healthcare system
The series also featured foreigners who had been living in Balıkesir, İzmir, Muğla and Antalya for many years after settling in these regions, and whose turn for vaccination had come, and they described the robustness and competence of Türkiye's healthcare system.
The positive evaluations of foreigners about the Turkish healthcare system were included in the series, in which Italian, German, British, and Greek couples who settled in Balıkesir, İzmir, Muğla, and Antalya, objectively compared their country's and Türkiye's healthcare systems.