site.btaMovement for Rights and Freedoms Sends More Truckloads of Relief Aid to Quake Survivors in Turkiye
About a dozen truckloads of relief aid, collected by the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) for the tens of thousands of survivors and hundreds of thousands of people who have lost their homes in the devastating earthquake in Turkiye, left for the disaster area on Saturday, the party said in a press release.
MRF leader Mustafa Karadayi travelled by one of the trucks from Haskovo to Edirne. In the Turkish city, Karadayi met with acting Provincial Governor Sidki Zehin, Provincial Vice Governor Zafer Karamehmetoglu, Provincial Crisis Response Centre head Selim Ak, and Justice and Development Party Provincial Chapter Chairman Belgin Iba.
On behalf of all MRF members and supporters and on his own behalf, Karadayi extended condolences to those bereaved in the terrible tragedy and on site gathered information about the needs of the hundreds of thousands of distressed people, the press release said.
In addition to Haskovo, trucks carrying food, blankets, clothes, heaters and other supplies donated by people who responded to the MRF's appeal left for Turkiye on Saturday from Kardzhali, Shumen, Ruse and Stara Zagora.
Kardzhali Mayor Hasan Azis said that part of the aid will go to Syria which, too, has been hit by the destructive quakes.
So far the party has sent 34 truckloads and dozens of vanloads and carloads of relief supplies for the earthquake survivors in Turkiye.
Earlier, the Movement opened a fund-raising account for the victims of the disaster. The contributions will be provided to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) that will be distribute them according to the beneficiaries' needs.