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Turkish embassy launches relief campaign for earthquake victims

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The Turkish Embassy in Muscat has launched a relief campaign for the earthquake victims. Anyone can contribute relief materials through the Embassy located at Shatti Al Qurum. The donated materials will be carried to the affected through Turkish Airlines, an embassy spokesperson told the Observer.

"We would like to thank everyone who sent condolences and extended support after the devastating earthquake in the Republic of Turkey on February 6," Muhammet Hekimoğlu, the Ambassador of Türkiye said.

The essentials needed for the survivors at the disaster spot are: Winter clothes for adults and children, overcoats, raincoats, boots, trousers, sweaters, scarves, gloves, beanies, socks, and underwear, food items such as legumes, rice, bulger, flour, cooking oil, salt, canned foods, baby formula food, diapers, cleaning and hygiene products, women's hygiene products, and other materials such as tents, beds, mattresses (for tent), blankets, sleeping bags, catalytic gas stoves, heater, gas cylinders, thermos bottles/ flasks, flashlights, power banks, generators, etc.

"Aid and donations can be delivered in a box containing a list of materials to the embassy headquarters at Shatti al Qurum, Street No 3019, Building No 1622," said Manal Allouzi, embassy representative.

The Embassy has opened a book of condolences. Those who wish to sign the book can do so on Feb 8, 9 and 12 between 10 am and 1 pm.

The Sultanate of Oman has expressed condolences for the lives lost in the earthquake, which has affected 23 million people in Southern Turkey and Syria.

According to the World Health Organization, the earthquake has affected 23 million people in and around Southern Türkiye and Syria since Monday.


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