Croatia has joined the European Union member states that are sending aid to Turkey after the devastating earthquakes that hit the country early this morning.
Already during the day several Croatian search and rescue teams, who are trained to help victims from urban ruins, will go to the disaster site. Around a total of 40 people are involved, and 10 dogs will be involved in the search. There are Croatian Mountain Search and Rescue teams and medical teams. And the teams will leave today at 6 p.m., from the Civil Protection Centre, and they travel by land, not by plane, mostly because of the huge amount of equipment and dogs they have with them.
And the Croatian Prime Minister, Andrej Plenković, tweeted that he met early this morning with the Interior Minister and Foreign Minister to discuss plans to help. “We agreed that Croatia will send a rescue team of 40 people as a sign of solidarity,” tweeted the Prime Minister.
And Plenković also commented that he was “Deeply saddened by loss of many lives in the devastating earthquake in Türkiye this morning. Extending my condolences to President Erdogan and the families of the victims and wishing speedy recovery to those who were injured. We stand in solidarity with Türkiye.”