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Hungary to send further aid groups to earthquake site in Turkiye

A group of 55 rescue troops and two dogs of Hungary's National Directorate of Disaster Management arrived in Turkiye on Monday night and further aid will be sent to aid earthquake-hit Turkish regions, Peter Szijjarto, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, said on Tuesday.
7. February 2023 17:48

Three organisations will send 46 rescue personnel and 15 dogs later on Tuesday, with a 40 million forint (EUR 102,000) government support, the ministry cited Szijjarto as saying.

Hungary will help in all possible ways; “Turkiye can count on Hungary”, Szijjarto said.

The foreign ministry is in contact with all Hungarians in Turkiye, seven of whom are currently in the earthquake-hit Hatay region, he said. “Everyone is well, we are in contact with everyone,” he said, calling on people who know of further Hungarian citizens who might be impacted to contact the consulate or the Ankara embassy.

Meanwhile, Hungary’s government is earmarking 50 million forints for the Maltese Charity to send two mobile clinics to Syria, which was also impacted by the earthquake, he said.

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