First batches of aid from Greece arrive in Adana
Greece sent large numbers of tents, beds and blankets on Thursday to support aid efforts for earthquake survivors, Reuters reported.
Athens plans to provide a total of 80 tonnes of assistance such as blankets, beds, tents and medical supplies, its civil protection ministry said.
The first two of the flights carrying boxes with part of the aid landed at the airport in the southern city of Adana on Thursday, with the operation expected to conclude by Friday.
"We have brought medicines, medical supplies and essentials to relieve a bit the pain of quake-afflicted people," said Greek Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides, who escorted the aid to Adana. "It's time we all show our feelings of humanism."
Stylianides then returned to Greece to oversee the dispatch of three more flights, Greek reporter said, adding that Athens will provide health and medical equipment and basic necessities, including 7,500 blankets, 1,500 beds and 500 tents, which can accommodate families and be used as mobile clinics.