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NO:104 - 13 July 2007, Press Release Regaring the Injured Iraqi Turkomans Brought to Turkey (Unofficial Translation)


Following the terrorist attack on 7 July, 2007, in Emirli village, south of Kirkuk in Iraq, 21 injured people were brought to Turkey by two ambulance airplanes for treatment in Gülhane Military Medical Academy (GATA).

A second flight was arranged today, to bring another group of injured Iraqi Turkomans to Turkey. The ambulance airplane belonging to the Turkish Air Forces flew to Kirkuk to carry the injured people to Turkey and concurrently transported medicines to the site, such as antibiotics, analgesics and serums. The 8 injured were brought to Ankara for treatment in GATA.

On the other hand, preparations by Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) continue for humanitarian assistance to Emirli village under our Ministry’s coordination.