Turkey pledges to send humanitarian aid to CAR

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A delegation headed by Ambassador Hulusi Kilich, including officials from the Prime Ministry's Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) and International Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), visited the Central African Republic, and reported on the unrest, situation of security and humanitarian needs, as part of efforts to help the African country, Hurriyet Daily News reported.

The report was used to make a political decision by the Turkish government to decide on the aid to be made the country, including military troops, as the U.N. asked for military assistance.

A written statement from the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced Turkey would maintain humanitarian aid to the Central African Republic, but did not mention the military aspect.

The visit was beneficial to determine the humanitarian needs of the country, said the ministry. "At this stage, our support for displaced people at camps will be launched by our humanitarian organizations," read the statement.

Turkey will continue its efforts to find a peaceful solution to the crisis in the Central African Republic providing security, public order and stability as soon as possible, read the statement.

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