Balkans | The head of the Bulgarian Red Cross, Grigorov, met with the Turkish ambassador to Sofia, Aylin Itcuk

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Balkans |  The head of the Bulgarian Red Cross, Grigorov, met with the Turkish ambassador to Sofia, Aylin Itcuk

The head of the Bulgarian Red Cross, Hristo Grigorov, said regarding the earthquakes that hit Kahramanmaraş which are described as the “catastrophe of the century”, “If one person survives from under the rubble, it is worth the effort. Our strength comes from our unity.” He said.

President Grigorov and Director General of the Red Cross Krasimir Jegov met with Turkey’s Ambassador to Sofia Aylin Itkok.

“I am 80 years old,” said Grigorov, “I have seen a lot in my life, but I cannot hold back my tears when I see the tragedy in my neighbor,” and continued his words as follows:

“We are strong because we are together in these difficult times. We were able to raise 1 million euros in cash assistance in a very short time. Our rescue teams immediately reached the disaster areas. If even one person survives from under the rubble, it will be worth the effort. Our strength comes. of our unity.

Recalling that years ago, in cooperation with the Turkish Red Crescent, they set up a warehouse in Sofia where materials that can be used in the countries of the region are collected, Grigorov said, “The Turkish police supplied 400 tents to our warehouse, and now we are returning these tents to Turkey again. Unfortunately Luckily, we can’t bring back the people who died.” He said.

– Thanks to the Turkish state

“We thank the Turkish state for its very organized action after this violent earthquake,” Krasimir Jegov said.

Gegoff said they met their teams in the quake zone and said:

“Our teams staying in an army camp reported that they were immediately supplied with fuel, and local police officials immediately transported them to the main search points and facilitated their work without wasting time, while other teams working in the field reported that they brought soup, tea and food in the work area. Even in Such difficult times, we are brothers. All are one, if there is a disaster, it is a disaster for all of us.”
Ambassador Eileen Etcock also mentioned that the area affected by the earthquake was very large.

Eightkök stated that they had shipped 50 NATO tents of 400 square meters from the city of Pazardzhik in southeastern Bulgaria to Turkey and said: “We organized to send 80 trucks from here within a week. We used to say that Bulgaria is friend, neighbor and friend and we will call them brothers from now on.” “. He said.

In Bulgaria, aid campaigns are continuing with the participation of the Grand Mufti, various political and public organizations, as well as citizens.

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