Turkey sends second aid package to Lebanon after blast

Turkey sent a second aid package to Lebanon following last week’s deadly blast that killed at least 171 people and injured thousands, Daily Sabah reported.

A Turkish military plane, carrying medical aid and supplies, arrived in Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday.

A team from the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), a national medical rescue team, and the Turkish Red Crescent (Kızılay) will conclude their search and rescue activities in the city and will return to Turkey on board the military plane, while a team of seven people will continue their activities in the area, Daily Sabah said.

On Saturday, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said Turkey's hospitals and air ambulances would remain at Lebanon's service. He said that Turkish air ambulances would be made available to transport injured Lebanese citizens to Turkey for treatment.

Oktay also said Lebanon can use the port of Mersin, on the Mediterranean coast, until Beirut’s port is rebuilt.