A border gate between long-feuding Türkiye and Armenia has been opened for the first time in 35 years. The main purpose is to allow in aid for victims of the devastating earthquakes in southern Türkiye.
Türkiye's special envoy for Armenia, Serdar Kilic, tweeted photos of trucks passing through the Alican checkpoint at the Turkish side of the Aras River separating the two countries.
"I will always remember the generous aid sent by the people of Armenia to help alleviate the sufferings of our people in the earthquake-stricken region in Türkiye," Kilic said, thanking Armenian officials.
Thank you dear @VahanKostanyan thank you dear @RubenRubinyan for your kind efforts to make this happen. I will always remember the generous aid sent by the people of Armenia to help alleviate the sufferings of our people in the eartquake striken region in Türkiye. https://t.co/4Q6PHOhsVjpic.twitter.com/NNU7r0FLow— Serdar KILIÇ (@serdarkilic9) February 11, 2023
Kilic in another tweet, “In addition to the A/K team of 28 poeple and technical equimnet, immed,atly after the earthquake, 5 truckloads of 100 tons of food, medicine, water and other emergency aid packages of the Armenian people left for Adiyaman by passing through the Alican border gate this morning. THank you @RubenRubinyan Armenia,” he said.
Depremin hemen akabindeki 28 kişilik A/K ekibi ve teknik ekipmana ilaveten,Ermenistan halkının 5 TIR dolusu 100 tonluk gıda,ilaç,su ve sair acil yardım paketi de bu sabah Alican sınır kapısından geçerek Adıyaman'a doğru yola çıktı.Teşekkürler @RubenRubinyan teşekkürler Ermenistan pic.twitter.com/Val0BC9pbp— Serdar KILIÇ (@serdarkilic9) February 11, 2023