ANKARA

Turkey has provided 460 million Turkish lira ($75 million) in aid to victims of recent earthquakes in eastern Turkey, said the nation’s interior minister on Thursday.

Suleyman Soylu told Anadolu Agency’s Editor’s Desk in the capital Ankara that the government is working hard for the people of Elazig and Malatya in the wake of a quake this January.

Some 150,000 earthquake victims in the provinces have been given aid, he said.

No country in the world could have done the damage assessments in Elazig and Malatya as quickly as Turkey, he said.

He said Turkey started to pay compensation

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