Turkey’s state aid agency on Thursday began to distribute aid to the people of Kosovo to help the Balkan country amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A total of 1,600 families will be provided with food packages in the capital Pristina with the presence of the city’s mayor, Turkey’s ambassador, and local representatives of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).

Ambassador Cagri Sakar said Turkey has stood by Kosovo since it declared independence in 2008, adding that the coronavirus pandemic once again demonstrated the importance of international solidarity.

“In the past few days, we have helped our friends in

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