BEIJING - China will give a first tranche of 40 million yuan ($5.9 million) in emergency aid to help Turkey's relief efforts after this week's major earthquake, state broadcaster CCTV said on Tuesday.

China's Red Cross will give emergency aid of $200,000 each to Turkey and Syria, it added. ($1=6.7855 Chinese yuan renminbi)

(Reporting by Albee Zhang and Ryan Woo; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)