By Ismail Ozdemir
Three truckloads of aid paid for by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s family set off for northern Syria on Friday, an official in the prime ministry said.
The food supplies -- destined for refugee children -- were headed to Idlib province, where Aleppo residents fled following a siege by pro-regime forces. The trucks left a warehouse in Hatay, southern Turkey, early Friday.
Erkan, Bulent and Busra Yildirim financed a similar Turkish Red Crescent convoy to Syria last month, the official said.
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