Turkey will stand with earthquake victims of northern Iraq: PM
Turkey will stand with the victims of the earthquake that hit northern Iraq late on Nov. 12, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said, adding that a military cargo plane carrying medical aid and 250 tents were dispatched to Sulaymaniyah.
“We want them to know Turkey wholeheartedly stands with our earthquake-victim brothers. Turkey has mobilized and has sent the first aid convoy to meet the medical and food needs of the brotherly Iraqi people,” the prime minister said in a written message early on Nov. 13.
Yıldırım expressed Turkey’s condolences over the victims of the earthquake that claimed the lives of hundreds of people in northern Iraq. The magnitude of the earthquake was announced as 7.3 on the Richter scale.
The prime minister stressed that Turkey’s Red Crescent has already mobilized its aid convoy to northern Iraq.