Turkey sends aid to flood-hit Albania / PHOTO

Turkish President Abdullah Gul held a telephone conversation with his Albanian counterpart Bamir Topi.

Turkey sends aid to flood-hit Albania / PHOTO

Turkey has taken action to give a helping hand to the Balkans following the recent flood disaster in the region.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul held a telephone conversation with his Albanian counterpart Bamir Topi.

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(Army forces evacuate a person from the flooded area of Shkoder, some 100 km (62 miles) north of the capital Tirana.)

President Topi said that they needed help to evacuate people from the flood-hit areas. He added that they also required Turkey's assistance in the areas of logistics and transportation.

President Gul said that Turkey was ready to do its utmost to help Albanian people.

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(People sit in a boat in a flooded area of Shkoder, some 100 km (62 miles) north of capital Tirana.)

Turkish Armed Forces sent three evacuation helicopters and Turkish relief agency, the Red Crescent, sent a truckload of blankets and tents to Albania.

The Red Crescent will also send tents, blankets, foodstuff and medicine to Montenegro on December 7.

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(People sit in boats in a flooded area of Shkoder, some 100 km (62 miles) north of capital Tirana.)

Hundreds of people are being evacuated from northwestern Albania as their homes are threatened by widespread flooding. The government declared a state of emergency earlier this week in northwestern districts following days of torrential rain.


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