Turkey has begun carrying out preparatory efforts to help survivors of yesterday's bomb attack in Taza.
The Prime Ministry Directorate General for Emergency Rule said in a statement that the preparatory efforts had begun after providing the necessary coordination among the General Staff, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health and the Turkish Red Crescent.
"Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that we could bring in those who were injured in the attack for medical treatment by a military plane. We are planning to send humanitarian aid including medical equipment, foodstuff and potable water to the people in Kerkuk by the same plane," it said.
At least 70 people were killed and more than 100 others were injured when a truck laden with explosives exploded as worshippers left a Shiite mosque in Taza, 20 kilometers south of Kirkuk on Saturday.
21 June 2009, Sunday