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By sharing information that 17 member countries will send search and rescue teams to Turkey, the EU also activated the Copernicus satellite system to provide emergency mapping services.

Many countries in Europe, which expressed their condolences in connection with the earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6, the epicenter of which is located in the Pazardzhik and Elbistan districts of Kahramanmarash province and affected a total of 10 provinces, mobilized search and rescue teams to rescue the victims. under rubble.

After the two earthquakes in Kahramanmaras, which affected a total of 10 cities, many NATO and European countries, as well as European Union (EU) mechanisms, took action to support Turkey on this difficult day.

Janez Lenarcic, member of the European Union (EU) Commission responsible for crisis management, civil protection and humanitarian assistance, said that 17 EU member states sent search and rescue teams to Turkey after the earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 in Kahramanmaras that affected 10 provinces. .

Lenarčić, speaking to CNN International Television’s Christian Amanpour about the Kahramanmaras earthquakes, said the number of EU countries that have sent search and rescue teams to Turkey under the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has increased to 17.

This figure was previously stated as 13.

Lenarcic also announced on his Twitter account that the first teams from Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria have arrived in Turkey.

While stating that they are working closely with their humanitarian aid partners in Syria, Lenarcic noted that they are now conducting rescue operations.

Balazs Uyvar, representative of the EU Commission, also stressed that the EU has also activated the Copernicus satellite system to provide emergency mapping services to the Turkish authorities, and that the Union stands ready to coordinate further support if necessary.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also said that they are in full solidarity with Turkey and are in contact with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu: “NATO allies are now mobilized for support.” used the phrase.

More than 850 experts from Europe came out in support of Turkey

The UK will send a 76-man rescue team to Turkey, as well as rescue equipment and search dogs.

Switzerland has decided to send a group of 80 people to the earthquake zone to carry out search and rescue operations.

The reconnaissance group of the Italian fire brigade went to rescue those who were under the rubble. Malta, on the other hand, has announced that a group of people trained in this field will be sent to Turkey.

While 80 troops from Austria will leave for Turkey tomorrow, 25 special search and rescue teams from this country will go to the earthquake zone.

France announced tonight that it will send 139 search and rescue workers to Turkey. Explaining that they are with Turkey at this difficult time, Hungary shared information that a team of 50 people would be sent to the earthquake zone.

The Czech Republic sent a search and rescue team of 68 people to Turkey. It is noted that 21 firefighters and two search and rescue dogs from the Special Disaster Response Unit (EMAK) from Greece will fly out in a few hours on special vehicles that will be involved in search and rescue operations.

It is reported that an expert rescue group of 58 people from the fire and civil defense units of Bulgaria will move to Turkey, as well as the group will go with 20 vehicles equipped for rescue work.

It is also reported that the company is ready to ship 1,000 bed linen sets, consisting of bed sheets, pillows, blankets, bed sheets, towels and other items.

Bulgaria said it would send 1,000 blankets and 1,000 sets of bed linen as a supplement to this aid, and a supplement to the aid, consisting of 300 kitchen sets, 300 family tents, 300 heaters, 1,000 mattresses and 3,000 blankets, would be prepared in an emergency. aid depot set up by the Turkish Red Crescent in Bulgaria.

As the team from Albania set off, the Netherlands announced that a cargo plane with 15-ton heavy rescue vehicles and other cargo would fly from Eindhoven to Turkey, while 65 people and 8 rescue dogs would be sent to the earthquake zone by another plane. .

Spain has announced that more than 90 rescue and medical teams will be sent to Turkey on two military aircraft. Some civil aid groups, such as Firefighters Without Borders in Spain, have announced that they will go to Turkey in groups of 10-15 for help.

German Interior Minister Nancy Faezer said: “THW (German Relief Organization) can provide camps with temporary shelters and water purification devices. THW is currently preparing emergency supplies including emergency generators, tents and blankets and is working closely with the Turkish Civil Defense. by my request”. said

It was noted that 76 firefighters and 8 rescue dogs from Poland will be sent to Turkey. The Romanian government also announced that it would send aid teams to Turkey.

Balkans ready to help Turkey

In the Balkans, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Kosovo have declared their readiness for any assistance.

Baltic countries

Messages of condolences and solidarity came from Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, as well as Finland, Sweden and Norway.

Messages of condolence and solidarity from all over Europe

With regard to earthquakes affecting the 10 provinces of Kahramanmaras, President of the Council of the European Union (EU) Charles Michel, President of France Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sánchez, President of Italy Sergio Mattarella, President of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen, President of Germany Frank Walter Steinmeier, Greek President Katerina Sakelaropoulou High-ranking state and government figures such as Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset expressed their condolences and solidarity.

Solidarity messages from international organizations

Messages of support and condolences came from organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) headquartered in Vienna.

The spiritual leader of the Catholics and the President of the Vatican, Pope Francis, sent a message of condolences to Turkey in connection with the death of people as a result of the earthquakes in Kahramanmaras.

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