Our country's long-standing friendship with South Korea has deepened and gained more meaning after the earthquakes of 6 February. In the face of the pain and tragedy caused by the earthquake, the people and government of South Korea offered and continues to offer strong support to Türkiye in a spirit of solidarity.
Türkiye-Korea Friendship City: Gateway to Hope
"Türkiye-Korea Friendship City", which is being implemented in the Serinyol region of Hatay with the coordination of AFAD and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in cooperation with the IBC, Save the Children, First Hope Association and KFHI, will host approximately 2000 people affected by the earthquake.
Good Neighbours International, Save the Children Korea, Korea Friends of Hope International also play an important role in this project.
As IBC, we will support the 500-container region with 170 containers, as well as distributing basic needs kits for earthquake victims, psychosocial support activities for women and employment projects aiming to develop the people of the region.
On August 10, the opening ceremony of the Turkey-Korea Friendship City was held with the participation of Korean Ambassador Won Ik Lee, Hatay Deputy Governor Buğra Karadağ, Antakya District Governor Salih Gültekin, AFAD Foreign Relations Department Head Muhammed Maruf Yaman and IBC Vice President Muzaffer Baca.
This strong example of solidarity and friendship creates a hopeful living space for the people affected by the earthquake, and emphasizes the deep-rooted relations between the two countries once again, allowing us to look to the future with hope.