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An event by the Industry and Technology Ministry that was initially dubbed a “collective opening of 300 new factories” turned out to include facilities that have been in use for decades.

“Lead by our president, we opened 300 new factories at once. This is a record! Pandemic policies are reaching their goals,” Varank had initially tweeted on Sept. 26.

When a board member from one of the factories Varank advertised to open said they’ve been in business for 45 years, the minister said that they had invested in the facility, which is why it was advertised as part of the opening event.

The Gaziantep Organized Industrial Region released the name of the correct factory that the ministry invested in.

“All this fuss over a name that was erroneously written can’t overshadow the new investments being made,” Varank later said on social media.