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Armenia, with which Turkey has been at odds for years, delivered aid through the Alikan border gate, which connects the two countries after earthquakes and has been closed for 30 years.

Trucks with humanitarian aid to Armenia passed through the Alikan border gate, which was closed in 1993 due to the occupation of Azerbaijan over the weekend. After the earthquakes, a search and rescue group consisting of 28 people and 100 tons of humanitarian aid arrived from Armenia. The Armenian team is working in Adiyaman, which was damaged by the earthquake.

Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan was also in Ankara today. Arorat, who met with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, told a joint press conference that it is impossible to remain indifferent to humanitarian crises anywhere in the world and that the suffering experienced is not alien to them.

Mirzoyan: “Humanitarian crises cannot be ignored”

Expressing condolences to the Turkish people and government, Mirzoyan recalled the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that occurred in the Spitak region of his country in 1988.

Mirzoyan said: “This earthquake and its pain are not alien to us. Such natural disasters, of course, come from the borders of the state and create a tragedy for all mankind. The world is becoming a united front to overcome these disasters. I believe that the international community should not remain indifferent to the humanitarian crises occurring in any part of the world.”

Cavusoglu: “We believe that the understanding of cooperation will support the normalization process”

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also said at a press conference: “Armenia extended the hand of friendship to our people on this difficult day, showed solidarity and cooperation.”

Stating that they believe that the understanding of humanitarian cooperation shown today will support the normalization process in the South Caucasus, Cavusoglu said: “The progress that will be made in the process of normalizing Armenia’s relations with Turkey and Azerbaijan will contribute to the peace and prosperity of our region.”

Stressing that the special representatives of the process of normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia will also continue to work on the steps to be taken in the future, Cavusoglu said: “Today’s visit and the solidarity and support they have shown us in these difficult days. is extremely important.”

“We need to continue our solidarity”

Cavusoglu said that Armenia is also in the earthquake zone, and the 1988 Spitak earthquake still retains its place in memory, and recalled that many people died from this earthquake.

Noting that after the Spitak earthquake, Turkish aid was delivered to Armenia through the Alikan border gate, Cavusoglu said: “Years later, humanitarian aid from Armenia again entered our country through the same border gate. We must continue this solidarity. .”

Meanwhile, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi is expected to visit Turkey.

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