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Russia, Netherlands, Germany, Greece offer aid for Turkey, Syria

Russia, Netherlands, Germany, Greece offer aid for Turkey, Syria

Russia, Netherlands, Germany, Greece offer aid for Turkey, Syria

Russia, Netherlands, Germany, Greece offer aid for Turkey, Syria

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  • Hundreds of people were killed, and thousands were injured.
  • 100 search and rescue personnel are ready to be dispatched.
  • Vladimir Putin expressed condolences and stated his willingness to assist.
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The death toll from a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck southeast Turkey and northern Syria early Monday is growing. Hundreds of people were killed, thousands were injured, and the death toll was anticipated to increase higher.

Russia says it is preparing to send rescue troops to Turkey to assist earthquake victims there and in neighboring Syria.

Aleksandr Kurenkov, minister of emergency circumstances, said teams of 100 search and rescue personnel are ready to be dispatched to Turkey with two Il-76 transport planes.

In telegrams to the leaders of Syria and Turkey, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences and stated his willingness to assist.

Despite Russia’s international isolation as a result of Moscow’s assault on Ukraine, the offer was made.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has announced that a search and rescue team from the Netherlands will travel to the earthquake-ravaged region of southeastern Turkey and northern Syria.

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“Terrible news about the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Our thoughts are with all the victims of this severe natural disaster,” Rutte said in a tweet Monday. He said he had sent condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The Dutch group Urban Search and Rescue send teams to catastrophe sites all around the world, comprising rescue workers, construction specialists, doctors, nurses, and sniffer dogs.

Olaf Scholz, the German Chancellor, has also pledged assistance.

Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry has expressed condolences for the deaths in Turkey and Syria.

The neighboring country

The neighboring country has announced the dispatch of rescue teams to Turkey to assist local authorities in dealing with the consequences of the deadly earthquake.

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Bulgaria’s defence minister said that two Spartan military transport planes will travel to Adana, Turkey, with emergency teams of firefighters, rescue workers, and doctors.

Greece, Turkey’s neighbor, and other countries in the region have volunteered to provide emergency aid to assist with the rescue operation following Monday’s deadly earthquake that devastated southeast Turkey and northern Syria.

“Greece is mobilizing its resources and will assist immediately … (we are) deeply saddened by the devastating earthquake disaster,” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis wrote in a tweet. Writing in Turkish, Israeli President Isaac Herzog offered help in a message on Twitter, adding: “The State of Israel is always ready to send aid by any means possible. Our hearts go out to the families and Turkish people who are grieving at this painful time.” The Egyptian Foreign Ministry, in a statement early Monday, offered help to both Turkey and Syria following the powerful earthquake.

The devastating quake was felt in Cairo, Egypt, as well as other regions of the region. Despite tense relations between Turkey and numerous nations in the region, notably Greece and Egypt, offers of aid were made.

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