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Turkish, Malaysian charities send aid trucks to Syria

Aid includes food, clothing, tents and toys

Ozan Efeoglu   | 12.04.2019
Turkish, Malaysian charities send aid trucks to Syria

HATAY, Turkey 

A Turkish and Malaysian charity on Friday sent 15 trucks carrying food, tents, clothing and toys to northwestern Syria.

The trucks crossed the Cilvegozu border gate in eastern Turkey to enter Afrin city.

Turkiye Diyanet Foundation, an aid organization under the country's religious authority, has been collaborating with the Malaysian Consultative Council of Islam Organization for seven years.

This year 15 million Turkish liras ($2.6 million) worth of aid will be dispatched and a school with a capacity of 1,200 students will be built in Idlib, northwestern Syria, said Abdurrahman Cetin, deputy head of the Turkish foundation, in a statement.

*Writing by Faruk Zorlu

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