Türkiye-Armenia gate opens for 1st time in 3 decades for quake aid

2023-02-12 10:39:45 | Last Update : 2023-02-12 10:45:20

The two countries, which have not come to terms with each other for a long time, came together for earthquake aid. Armenia and Türkiye reopened their border gate after 35 years.

Türkiye-Armenia gate opens for 1st time in 3 decades for quake aid
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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.


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.


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