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Press Release Regarding The Earthquakes In Indonesia , 02.10.2009

Turkey is deeply saddened by the great loss of life and material damage caused by the two earthquakes that recently struck Indonesia.

Our country is ready and determined to assist friendly and brotherly Indonesia with all its means at this difficult time. A team from the Turkish Red Crescent has already arrived in Indonesia. Our NGO’s with expertise in the area of search and rescue are also mobilized.

Currently, we are concentrating our efforts on determining, through our Embassy in Jakarta and in light of the Turkish Red Crescent team’s on-site observations, those materials that are needed most urgently in the affected areas.

Once the needs are clarified, we intend to start despatching, in coordination with all our relevant agencies, relief supplies matching the requests and preferences of the Indonesian Government.