EU says 10 search and rescue teams mobilised for Turkiye earthquake

BRUSSELS (Reuters): The European Union on Monday said ten search and rescue teams had been mobilised in the wake of the major earthquake that has hit Turkiye.

“Ten Urban Search and Rescue teams have been quickly mobilised from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania to support the first responders on the ground,” EU commissioners Josep Borrell and Janez Lenarcic said in a statement.

“Italy and Hungary have offered their rescue teams to Türkiye as well.”