The 9th Turkish aid ship departs for Gaza


Turkey is preparing to send the 9th humanitarian aid ship to relief the residents of Gaza, as it will depart tomorrow, Tuesday, from the port of Mersin in the south of the country.

The humanitarian aid ship that the Turkish Red Crescent will send includes 3,774 tons of food, flour, supplies for children and infants, and sleeping bags.

The ship is scheduled to depart from the port of Mersin tomorrow, Tuesday, with an official ceremony, and will arrive at the Egyptian port of Al-Arish after a journey lasting approximately 40 hours.

The aid will be delivered to the Palestinian Red Crescent after being transported from the port of Al-Arish to the Rafah crossing via trucks, to then be delivered to the residents of Gaza.

To date, Turkey has sent, through the Red Crescent and the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Administration (AFAD), 39,607 tons of humanitarian aid to the residents of Gaza on board 13 planes and 8 ships.