Turkey became the latest country to extend help to India in its Covid crisis. Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin discussed the Covid situation in India with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on Tuesday.
Confirming the news, Turkey’s envoy to India, Ambassador akir Özkan Torunlar told India Today TV, “Turkey, with her people and government is in full solidarity with India. This was displayed in the telephone talks between two Foreign Ministers on 26 April and yesterday when Presidential Spokesperson of Turkey called NSA Ajit Doval.””
He added, “Today, no nation is immune against Covid-19 unless all nations are immune.” Turkey expressed “solidarity” with India amid the second wave of Covid-19 in the country, said presidential spokesman Kalin.
According to reports, the senior Turkish official told Ajit Doval that Ankara was ready to offer help to India.
India on Wednesday reported the biggest spike so far with over 3.60 lakh fresh Covid-19 cases and over 3,000 deaths in 24 hours.
India’s coronavirus toll has now crossed the 2 lakh mark while the number of active cases has gone past the 29 lakh mark.
As India battles a crippling surge in Covid-19 infections and deaths, the United Nations on Wednesday offered the assistance of its integrated supply chain and is “willing to help” in whatever way it can, a spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said.
UN authorities remain in touch with officials in India over the situation in the country, Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the UN chief said.