ABUJA, Nigeria

Turkey’s state-run aid agency on Sunday distributed food to needy families in Ghana, a West African country.

The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) delivered 1,000 packages to institutions and organizations in the country.

Turkey’s Ambassador in Accra Ozlem Ergun Ulueren told Anadolu Agency that the humanitarian diplomacy is an important element in Turkey’s foreign policy.

Ulueren said TIKA, which operates with 15 coordination offices in Africa, provides capacity building and technical and development assistance to the needy countries in the continent.

Turkey distributed food to over 3,000 families in Ghana during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.

* Writing by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur

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