The worldwide neighborhood rallied behind Türkiye after devastating earthquakes dubbed “catastrophe of the century” claimed hundreds of lives within the nation’s southeast. The federal government launched a world solidarity marketing campaign to assist the victims of earthquakes, its directorate of communications mentioned Sunday.
The “We Stand with Türkiye” marketing campaign was launched in 18 nations to keep up the worldwide solidarity that surged after Feb. 6 quakes, the directorate mentioned. Emphasizing the significance of solidarity proven towards Türkiye as search and rescue groups, well being personnel, and messages of help, the marketing campaign was launched within the U.S., the U.Ok., France, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Hungary, Mexico, Canada, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Japan, Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan.
As a part of the marketing campaign, informative content material concerning the catastrophe, scientific information, and the work carried out instantly in its aftermath was additionally revealed in English on the web site westandwithturkiye.com and in Turkish on seninleyizturkiye.com. Video messages of help for Türkiye by well-known figures, together with U.N. Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres, well-known actors Morgan Freeman, Aamir Khan, Reshat Strik, singer Jamala, Yasmin Levy, Della Miles, and athlete Matwe Middelkoop are additionally revealed on the web sites.
“The spirit of unity and solidarity that emerged with the catastrophe in our nation has not solely resonated on the nationwide stage but in addition on the worldwide stage, and the solidarity of the century was put forth after the catastrophe of the century,” mentioned Communications Director Fahrettin Altun.
“Nations that joined one another upon a standard ache have demonstrated the significance of collective duty, cooperation, and worldwide solidarity within the face of worldwide crises. From right here, we remind as soon as once more of the significance of performing with a standard thoughts and conscience and worldwide cooperation for the institution of stability, peace, and prosperity, not solely in disaster but in addition in our area and all through the world, and we hope that no nation will expertise comparable pains,” he added.
On Monday, Brussels will host a world donors’ convention organized by European Union (EU) to assist victims of earthquakes that value Türkiye greater than $103 billion. Overseas Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will signify Türkiye on the convention. Together with EU member states, nations candidate for membership, G-20 nations minus Russia, member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the U.N. member nations, European monetary establishments, and worldwide organizations are anticipated to attend the convention.
The occasion and donations on the assembly will pave the best way for World Financial institution loans to Türkiye for post-earthquake restoration. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is scheduled to ship a video message to the convention, beginning with speeches by European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen and Ulf Kristersson, prime minister of Sweden, which holds the rotating EU presidency.
The convention can even give attention to the devastation the earthquakes inflicted on Syria. The donors’ convention was initially deliberate for March 16 earlier than the EU introduced a rescheduling to March 20. The EU has allotted at the very least 12 million euros ($12.7 million) in humanitarian help for the instant wants of the inhabitants in Türkiye and one other 10 million euros for Syria.