Romania sends second rescue team to Turkey

Romania will send to Turkey another team of rescuers, as well as two more doctors two nurses and specialized staff with sniffer dogs, according to a decision adopted Wednesday  by the National Committee for Emergency Situations.

The defense ministry is authorized to carry out missions for the transport of personnel,  and equipment of other states providing  support to Turkey under the EU Civil Protection Mechanism after devastating earthquakes that left nearly 10,000 dead.

„Romanian authorities are ….. monitoring the dynamic situation in the Republic of Turkey, … affected by earthquakes, “

“There is permanent communication with Turkish authorities, who continue to request international assistance through the European civil protection mechanism. More  precisely, they need for search-rescue teams, in order to support efforts to combat the negative effects of earthquakes.”

The decision was approved by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă.

A first support team from Romania, consisting of specialized search-rescue personnel, doctors and nurses, personnel with canine teams from the Utility Dogs Club arrived on Tuesday in Hatay province, in a locality close to the city of Antakia.



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