A European Parliament committee approves Turkey’s support

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The European Parliament’s Budget Committee approved providing assistance worth 400 million euros to support Turkey in dealing with the consequences of the earthquake disaster that occurred last February.

The committee agreed, by a majority of 26 votes to one, for the European Commission to provide aid to Turkey, Italy and Romania with a total value of 454.8 million euros to confront the effects of disasters.

It is expected that the aforementioned aid will be approved in the vote that will take place at the General Assembly meeting of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the 2nd and 5th of next October.

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On September 18, the aid was approved by the European Union Council.

400 million euros in aid will be allocated to Turkey due to the double earthquake disaster that struck the south of the country on February 6.

While 33.9 million euros in aid will be given to Romania, which was hit by a drought in 2022, and 20.9 million euros to Italy, where floods caused devastation in September last year.

The aid will be covered by the section allocated from the European Union budget for solidarity and emergency aid.

Financial aid will be granted after final approval by the European Parliament.