NATO announces sending crews and rescue equipment to Türkiye

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NATO announced the dispatch of crews and rescue equipment to Türkiye, after its southern regions were hit by a devastating earthquake at dawn on Monday.

According to a NATO statement, on Tuesday, more than 1,400 rescue crews have been deployed, provided by 30 member states and NATO allies, including Sweden and Finland.

The statement indicated that the rescue teams included search and rescue teams, firefighting teams, engineering teams, medical teams, 53 trained dogs, as well as rescue equipment.

At dawn on Monday, a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck southern Türkiye and northern Syria, followed by another hours later with a magnitude of 7.6 and dozens of aftershocks, leaving huge losses of lives and property in both countries.

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