Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen and his deputy decided to donate their salaries to the victims of the earthquake in Turkey.

Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen and his deputy announced that they had donated a month’s salary to the earthquake-hit region following the quake that hit Kahramanmarash and its surrounding provinces.

Taiwan announced in a statement that Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen and his deputy Lai Ching-te will donate a month’s salary to earthquake victims to help heal wounds following the devastating earthquakes in Turkey. The statement called on the Taiwanese people to send aid to Turkey through accounts opened by the government.

Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen, who sent a team of 130 people to Turkey, held a video call with a Taiwanese team working in the earthquake zone. Cai stressed that Turkey was the first country to send a rescue team to the site of the 7.2 magnitude Nantou earthquake that struck Taiwan on September 21, 1999, and that the Taiwanese never forgot this kindness.

While all Taiwanese supported the relief campaign initiated by the Taiwan government, mayors working in 5 cities in Taiwan donated their monthly salary to the disaster area.

It was learned that in one day, NT$10 million (TL6 million) had been donated to the aid account set up by the government of Taiwan. The Turkish Trade Representation in the capital Taipei also launched a special donation campaign. Taiwanese who wish to support this campaign will be able to donate new clothing and materials on the list of needs between February 9 and 15.

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