Turkey says 'no casualties' among Turkish policemen in Haiti

The statement said there were no casualties among Turkish policemen.

Turkey says 'no casualties' among Turkish policemen in Haiti

General Directorate of Security said on Wednesday that 52 Turkish policemen assigned in United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) were reported to be in good condition in the wake of the major earthquake that hit Haiti.

Directorate of Security issued a statement and said they tried to establish communication with the Turkish policemen after the earthquake and could only get information about their condition on Wednesday morning.

The statement said there were no casualties among Turkish policemen.

A magnitude-7.0 major earthquake rocked Haiti, killing possibly thousands of people.

Mandate of MINUSTAH

The mission was authorized by the U.N. Security Council in 2004 to try to bring about stability in Haiti after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was overthrown in a rebellion by gangs and former soldiers. Known as the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), the mission has supported democratic processes including elections, run programs to disarm armed groups and helped the Haitian police. Haiti has been led by President Rene Preval since May 2006, when the country returned to constitutional rule.

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