Greek ship with humanitarian aid leaving for Iskenderun today

Greek ship with humanitarian aid leaving for Iskenderun today

A Greek ship carrying humanitarian aid to Turkey is expected to sail from the port of Piraeus to Iskenderun later on Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry announced.

The ship, M/V Neptune Okeanis, will transport four trucks filled with basic necessities such as blankets, bedding, heaters, personal hygiene items and medicines which were requested, as a priority, by the Turkish authorities.

The aid was collected by municipalities, regions and agencies around  the country.

The ship is offered for free by the company Neptune Lines Shipping & Managing Enterprises, owned by Melina Travlou.

“Greece continues to stand in solidarity with the Turkish people who are being tested by the devastating earthquakes and responds to the request of the Turkish authorities for the provision of humanitarian aid,” the ministry said in a statement.

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