Turkey has reportedly donated $850,000 in aid to Palestinians in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, according to Turkish media reports.
Tukey’s Today’s Zaman reports on the latest aid shipment:
According to a statement released by the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday, Turkey sent financial aid to the Palestinian government to supply energy to hospitals and sewage plants in the Gaza Strip under a Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency (TİKA) initiative. The Foreign Ministry statement says that UN agencies in Palestine will help with the delivery of fuel to institutions that are in urgent need of energy.
The statement also notes that the Prime Ministry’s Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) will send 10 tons of flour to the Gaza Strip; the shipment is expected to be sent out in November.
Pointing out that Turkey has conducted other projects for Palestine, including supplying medicine and medical equipment, the Foreign Ministry’s announcement reiterated that Turkey stands by Palestine, its brother and friend, and is determined to continue its support to the country, which is facing occupation and a blockade.