President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan thanked Turkic states for his or her assist and solidarity within the aftermath of final month’s twin earthquakes in Türkiye’s southeast.
“Türkiye will always remember the solidarity, unity and fraternity of the Turkic world and is grateful for assist through the current earthquake catastrophe within the southeast,” Erdoğan advised the Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State of the Group of Turkic States (OTS) in Ankara on Thursday.
He additionally stated they had been happy to see the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) as an observer state for the primary time on the summit.
He famous that Türkiye goals to arrange 100,000 containers for earthquake survivors till Could and that Qatar has already despatched 3,000 and plans to ship one other 7,000 by the top of March.
“The member-states of the Group of Turkic States had been the quickest to reply and mobilize in response to our name and sincerely share our ache following the Feb. 6 catastrophe,” the president stated, including that OTS members mobilized their search and rescue groups, despatched humanitarian assist and strived to satisfy the meets of their brothers and sisters in quake-hit areas.
The OTS, previously referred to as the Turkic Council, is a world group comprising main impartial Turkic nations that work collectively to raise relations and the union amongst themselves. Its members are Türkiye, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, whereas Hungary, Turkmenistan, and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) have observer standing.