Turkey offers help rebuilding ruined Beirut portChristian Fernsby ▼ | August 9, 2020
Turkey has offered help Lebanon to rebuild Beirut’s port, which was destroyed by a massive blast in the country's capital.
Tragedy Oktay Aoun
Oktay spoke to reporters after meeting Lebanese President Michel Aoun. He added that a Turkish search team is working at the port that was destroyed in Tuesday's massive explosion.
Oktay said Turkey has already sent two field hospitals and 400 tonnes of wheat and food products. He added that his government is ready to use the Turkish port of Mersin to receive products that can be later sent to Lebanon in smaller ships.
"Until the port is raised again, our Mersin Port will be open to service to Lebanon," Oktay said.
Large scale trade, customs and storage operations will be at Lebanon's service.
Oktay arrived earlier in the day with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. The two men also met with Prime Minister Hassan Diab, and are scheduled to meet with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri. ■