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U.S. Aid Flows for Turkey Earthquake Relief

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2011 – Pentagon-provided aid to Turkey continues to flow, following two recent earthquakes that shook that country’s eastern region, a senior Defense Department official said today.

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters that 110 winterized tents have been shipped in response to the Turkish government’s request for assistance.

Blankets, cots, sleeping bags, hygiene kits and other relief supplies were dispatched to Turkey after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Oct. 23, Little said. A magnitude 5.7 tremor struck the area Nov. 9.


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