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Turkmenistan to Send Humanitarian Aid to Turkey Hit by Wildfires, Reports Suggest

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ASHGABAT (Sputnik) – Turkmenistan will send humanitarian aid – medicines and medical tools – to Turkey that is hit by wildfires, media reported on Saturday.

The relevant instruction was made by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the Neytralny Turkmenistan state-run newspaper reported. The aid will be allocated by the Turkmen Ministry of Health, while the Foreign Ministry will be responsible for the delivery.

Since late July, Turkey has been devastated by huge wildfires that have left nine people dead. The blazes hit many coastal areas, destroying hundreds of buildings and forcing mass evacuations from resort cities.

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Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, center, greets journalists after casting his ballot at a polling station in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017

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