Turkish military dispatches 2 aid aircraft to Indonesia

By Sena Guler

ANKARA (AA) – The Turkish army has dispatched two aircraft to transport aid sent to disaster-hit Indonesia, the army said on Saturday.

In a Twitter post, the Turkish Armed Forces said that on Friday two C-130 transport aircraft would transfer Turkish Red Crescent aid in order to meet the needs of people affected by the earthquake in Indonesia.

On Sept. 28, a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck Sulawesi Island, which triggered a tsunami that towered up to 10 feet (3 meters) high.

The disaster has caused at least 1,649 deaths.