Turkish government to ‘heal’ economic loss in bomb-hit Reyhanlı
A total of 452 workplaces, 62 vehicles and 293 houses were determined to have been damaged in Reyhanlı, says Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Güler. DAILY NEWS photo, Emrah GÜRELThe Turkish government has promised to do what is necessary to heal the economic wounds of the southern province of Hatay’s Reyhanlı district after it was hit by two bombs on May 11.
“We sent 7.5 million Turkish Liras to the Hatay Governor’s Office. We have also given instructions to postpone the tax and insurance payments of Reyhanlı residents for one year,” Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said yesterday.
Commercial activities have been seriously interrupted in the region, and local tradesmen have requested help to recover from their losses.
“A total of 452 workplaces, 62 vehicles and 293 houses were determined to have been damaged. All of this damage will be covered by the [Turkish] state, healing the wounds of the Reyhanlı people. New regulations on public support will be out soon,” Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Güler said yesterday.
Local tradesmen’s losses are estimated at over 10 million liras.