BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 8. Right after the catastrophic earthquake that struck Türkiye on February 6, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev expressed his condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and noted that Azerbaijan is ready to provide any help to Türkiye at these difficult times, Trend reports.
In accordance with the instructions of the head of state, Azerbaijan began to conduct large-scale measures to assist Türkiye in eliminating the consequences of the disaster.
Azerbaijan has sent seven planes and one truck caravan to Türkiye since February 6.
The first airplane was dispatched at 13:25 (GMT+4) on February 6, bringing a team of 168 people from Azerbaijan's Ministry of Emergency Situations.
The second plane took off on February 6 at 17:25 with 233 rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and rescue equipment on board.
The third plane was dispatched on February 6, at 20:50, with personnel of the Ministry of Emergency Situations including 21 people, and rescue equipment.
The fourth plane took off at 9:40 on February 7, carrying the medical staff of 41 people and 4 containers for the mobile field hospital.
The fifth plane was dispatched on February 7 at 14:00 with 3 containers for a field hospital and cargo for emergency personnel.
The sixth plane took off on February 8, at 01:00, carrying 4 emergency rescuers and humanitarian aid.
The seventh plane departed on February 8 at 09:46, carrying the personnel of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of 229 people on board, rescue equipment, and cargo for personnel.
A caravan of 14 trucks sent on February 8 at 01.00 will deliver to Türkiye a staff of 29 people, 4 field kitchens, humanitarian aid, and cargo for personnel.
In general, 725 personnel of the Ministry of Emergency Situations were sent to the earthquake zone from the first day of the disaster until today. Of these, 34 are doctors, and 7 are technical workers.
In addition to the personnel and doctors involved in assisting in rescue operations, consumables used for rescue operations, generators, pumping stations, cars, modular field hospitals, medical equipment, medicines, emergency supplies, tents, and bedding, as well as humanitarian aid to the quake-affected population, were sent to Türkiye.