Turkey thanks India for providing funds saying “a friend in need is a friend indeed.”
One of the largest earthquakes in more than a century hit turkey causing vibrations throughout the area, causing buildings to collapse and extensive damage, and forcing people to flee into the streets. Hundreds of people are reported dead because of the deadly quake.
Two teams of the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF), comprising 100 personnel with specially trained dog squads and necessary equipment, are ready to be flown to the earthquake-hit area for search and rescue operations, the PMO said in a statement.
“Medical teams are also being readied with trained doctors and paramedics with essential medicines. Relief material will be dispatched in coordination with the Turkish government and the Indian Embassy in Ankara and Consulate General office in Istanbul,” the PMO said.
Terming India as “Dost” for its generosity in providing funds to the country after three devastating earthquakes struck Turkey in 24 hours, Ambassador of Turkey to India Firat Sunel thanked New Delhi saying, “a friend in need is a friend indeed.”
Taking to Twitter, Mr Sunel said, “Dost” is a common word in Turkish and Hindi… We have a Turkish proverb: “Dost kara gunde belli olur” (a friend in need is a friend indeed). Thank you very much India.”