Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya on 22 February 2023 graciously granted a royal donation of humanitarian assistance to the Republic of Türkiye, according to a report from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The royal donation aims to help those affected by the massive earthquake, which took place in Türkiye on 6 February 2023 and afterward, resulting in enormous loss of lives and casualties.
Mrs. Serap Ersoy, Ambassador of Türkiye to Thailand, as the representative of the government of Türkiye, received the royal donation in a ceremony held at the aircraft hangar, 601 Squadron, Wing 6, Royal Thai Air Force Base, in Bangkok.
The royal donation comprises a number of canned foods, instant noodles, rice crackers, potato chips, wafers, crackers, sleeping bags, and power generators.
On this occasion, the Ambassador of Türkiye to Thailand expressed her sincerest gratitude for Her Royal Highness’ generosity. Later, on 23 February 2023, a special flight by the Royal Thai Air Force delivered the royal donation to the government of Türkiye at the Incirlik Air Base in Adana province.
Previously, Their Majesties King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua and Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana graciously designated Mr. Chirayu Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, Privy Councilor, as Their Representative to grant the royal donation of humanitarian assistance to the people and the government of the Republic of Türkiye.
Thailand also sent a 42-member urban search and rescue team to help in rescue and relief operations in Türkiye from 9 to 18 February, along with relief materials, medical supplies, and other equipment. The team and two sniffer dogs succeeded in locating and retrieving 25 bodies of victims of the earthquake.