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ANKARA, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- A train consisting of 47 wagons and carrying 748 tons of humanitarian aid on Thursday departed from Turkey's capital Ankara to Afghanistan.

"It will travel 4,168 kilometers and arrive in Afghanistan through Iran and Turkmenistan," Turkish Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoglu said at a ceremony in Ankara.

Recalling that the Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul train line was launched last December, he said the aid train will go through this corridor in 16 days.

Food, clothing, blankets, and healthcare materials were collected by 11 aid organizations under the coordination of Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, semi-official Anadolu Agency reported.

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