Emergency Assistance to the Republic of Turkey in response to the Earthquake

October 25, 2011

  1. On Tuesday October 25, the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency relief goods worth up to 30 million yen (tents, etc.) to the Republic of Turkey through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) following the disastrous earthquake.

  2. Turkey was hit by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake centered in Tabanli in the province of Van, eastern Turkey on October 23, and there have been damages in the city of Van, neighboring villages, and the cities of Ercis. According to the statement by the Turkish government on October 25, 432 people were reported dead, some 1,300 people were injured, and 2262 buildings collapsed.

  3. In light of friendly relations between Japan and Turkey and in response to the request by the Turkish government, the Government of Japan has made the decision to extend emergency assistance for humanitarian aid for those affected.

  4. Japan will consider providing further assistance, while remaining in close contact with the Turkish government.
    • (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)

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