EU says over 10 search and rescue teams mobilised to Turkey after earthquake
“Urban Search and Rescue teams were quickly mobilized from Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania to support the first response on the ground,” the European Commission said in a statement.
Italy, Spain and Slovakia have offered their rescue teams to Turkey as well.
The EU said it is also ready to support those affected in Syria, but said it has not yet received a request from the country to activate the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, which coordinates aid from the EU and other countries. Europeans.
(Reporting by Bart H. Meijer, Charlotte Van Campenhout; Editing by Alex Richardson)