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Turkey sends humanitarian aid to Gaza

As part of its ongoing support for Gaza, Turkey has sent humanitarian aid to the blockaded region.

A Turkish aid ship carrying 10,000 tons of supplies arrived at Israel's Ashdod port on Wednesday.

The aid packages, including 50,000 food packages, 5,000 tons of flour, 100 tons of biscuits, chocolates and cakes, was distributed to 29,000 Palestinian families.

Among the packages were also 50,000 items of clothes, 18,100 toys, 32,000 sets of stationery and over 1,000 bicycles.

The aid was distributed in cooperation with the state-run Turkish coordination and cooperation agency

Turkish aid ship, Aqua Stella, docked at Israel's Ashdod port late last month carrying tons of aid supplies to poor families in the blockaded Palestinian territory.

In 2016, Turkey sent two aid ships to Gaza after Ankara normalised ties with Israel following a six-year hiatus.

07.16.2017
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