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Red Cross official visits Turkey to discuss projects

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Turkish Red Crescent to launch joint disaster and humanitarian aid center at Istanbul Airport

Elif Kucuk   | 18.08.2020
Red Cross official visits Turkey to discuss projects

ISTANBUL

Xavier Castellanos, the under secretary-general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, held a meeting Tuesday with Kerem Kinik, the chairman of the Turkish Red Crescent, to discuss their joint collaborations.

After the meeting, Castellanos addressed a joint news conference with Kinik.

The officials said they have agreed to build a joint disaster and humanitarian aid center at Istanbul Airport.

Kinik said Istanbul will become the global and operational logistics center of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

He added that due to Turkey's geographical position, this would especially have a great importance in disaster response.

Castellanos said they were happy to be working with Turkey and had made future plans in different sectors.

He praised the collaborations made with Turkey on the issues of refugees and migration.

The IFRC official said that they have been carrying out work to support the livelihoods for refugees and foreign communities living in Turkey.

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