The European Union is to provide an additional 400 million euros (426.8 million U.S. dollars) in disaster relief to Turkey to deal with the aftermath of the two major earthquakes.
On February 6, two large earthquakes and many aftershocks shook south-eastern Turkey and northern Syria, killing more than 50,000 people.
The new funding from the EU budget comes on top of previous aid pledges.
An EU-led international donors’ conference in March raised a total of 6.05 billion euros in grants and loans for Turkey, much of which came from the European Commission, EU member states and the European Investment Bank.
The funds are to be used for reconstruction in line with international standards for earthquake zones, the commission said at the time. (dpa/NAN)