Foreign Minister thanks donor countries
VAN - Anatolia News Agency
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu visited Van yesterday. AA photo
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu thanked all the countries that had helped Turkey after the eastern province of Van was hit by a devastating earthquake last month.
Speaking during a visit to the province yesterday, Davutoğlu noted that all of Turkey, as well as many foreign countries, had launched aid campaigns for the area affected.
Davutoğlu visited the area where tents sent from 30 different countries were set up near Ferit Melen Airport.
The foreign minister said foreign countries sent 21,593 tents, more than 100,000 blankets and many containers to Turkey and added that Turkey was thankful for the aid.Van was hit by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Oct. 23. More than 600 people were killed and 4,152 others were wounded in the quake.