Turkey: Two more border crossings open to facilitate humanitarian aid mission to Syria earthquake victims

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The latest official death toll from the earthquakes puts the death toll at more than 11,700 in both countries.

The Turkish government is making efforts to open two more border crossings to Syria to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to the country’s earthquake victims, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said today.

Damage to the Syrian side of the road leading to the Gilvegiozu border post – which remains open only for humanitarian aid authorized by the UN Security Council – is hampering the earthquake relief operation, Turkey’s foreign minister told reporters. in Syria.

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“There are some difficulties in terms of sending aid (to Syria) from Turkey and the international community. For this reason, efforts are being made to open two more border crossings,” Cavusoglu said.

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The latest official death toll from Monday’s earthquakes in southeastern Turkey and northwestern Syria puts the death toll at more than 11,700 in the two countries.

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