Muhammed Shakiel Shabir, coordinator for Eid in Syria Convoy that is organized by IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, UK-based aid agencies United Muslim and Children in Deen, stated they had arrived in Turkey after a long journey.
Speaking after the convoy crossed into Turkey, Shabir said: “There are ambulances, fire trucks, light trucks, pick-up trucks and 160 volunteers in the convoy. The vehicles are carrying infant formulas, milk, toys, clothes, medicines and gifts sent to Syria from Britain. We are taking gifts to Syrian children for the Eid al-Fitr.”
The convoy reached Turkey late because of delays at customs and breakdowns, Shabir said, “We will cross into Syria from Cilvegözü Border Crossing following the route Istanbul, Ankara, Adana, and Reyhanlı.”