|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Jiang Yu's Remarks on Assistance to the Quake-hit Areas of Turkey|
Q: In the wake of the earthquake that rocked Eastern Turkey, the Turkish Government called on the international community for emergency relief. What has China done?
A: In the wake of the devastating earthquake in eastern Turkey, China has been following the situation there closely. Premier Wen Jiabao immediately sent a message of condolences to Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan. The Chinese Government has decided to provide assistance in cash worth US$1 million to the Turkish Government. Prior to that, the Red Cross Society of China had already donated US$50,000 to the Turkish Red Crescent Society. The Chinese side is ready to continue to offer urgently needed diaster relief to the Turkish side.