The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) planted 102 seedlings in Afghanistan for the victims of the earthquake disaster in southern Turkey, on the 102nd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
And a ceremony was held Thursday in the Turkish-Afghan Friendship Garden located in the Paghman area of the capital, Kabul, to plant 102 pine seedlings.
The ceremony was attended by the coordinator of “TIKA” in Kabul, Fadil Akin Erdogan, the representative of the Turkish Knowledge Endowment, Ali Karagoz, the representative of the Yunus Emre Cultural Institute, Huseyin Gungor, and the deputy mayor of Kabul Mawlavi Khaled Sejestani.
Erdogan said in a speech during the ceremony that “TIKA” has been planting seedlings in Afghanistan annually since 2010, and that the new seedlings are dedicated to the earthquake victims in southern Turkey.
For his part, Sijestani expressed his deep sorrow over the disaster of the earthquake in Turkey, stressing that his country shares the pain of the Turkish people.
On February 6, two earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 struck southern Turkey and northern Syria, followed by thousands of violent aftershocks, killing tens of thousands of people and leaving huge material damage.