Turkey: Our aid to Gaza exceeded 52 thousand tons


The Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that the humanitarian aid sent by Turkey to the Palestinian Gaza Strip exceeded 52,000 tons.

This came in a post by the ministry’s spokesperson, Öncü Keçeli, on the X platform.

Keçeli explained that Turkey has become the country that provides the most humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

He continued, saying: “Turkey provided 30 percent of the humanitarian aid that reached Gaza, and it became the country that provided the largest amount of aid to the Palestinians there.”

In this context, Keçeli pointed out that the Al-Khair ship left the port of Mersin on Wednesday, heading to Gaza.

Earlier Wednesday, the Turkish-Qatari “Goodness Ship” set off from the Turkish port of Mersin, carrying humanitarian aid to the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.


The ship of goodness is expected to arrive at the Egyptian port of Al-Arish, which is the closest area to Gaza, within approximately two days.

The aid will be transported from the ship to the Rafah border gate by trucks.

After customs clearance, the aid will be delivered to the Palestinian Red Crescent to be distributed to those in need in Gaza.

As of Wednesday, Turkey had sent more than 52,000 tons of aid to Gaza on board 13 planes and 10 ships.

Since October 7, Israel has been waging a war on Gaza that has left about 113,000 dead and wounded, most of them children and women, and about 10,000 missing amid massive destruction and famine that has claimed the lives of children and the elderly.

Israel continues the war despite the issuance of a resolution by the UN Security Council to stop the fighting immediately, and also despite the International Court of Justice demanding immediate measures to prevent acts of “genocide” and improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza.