Mitsotakis sends message of support after devastating earthquake in Turkey


Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his sympathy with Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish people for the earthquake in the neighbouring country, saying Greek search and rescue teams are ready to help.

In a Twitter post, the Greek prime minister says: “My wholehearted sympathy for President Erdogan and the Turkish people after the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey. Search and rescue teams are ready to help.”

The earthquake occurred in the town of Elazig in eastern Turkey, with a focal depth of ten kilometres.

According to the latest report, the death toll is at least 14 and more than 300 injured, with rescue workers searching for survivors beneath the wreckage of buildings that collapsed. 

Earlier, the Greek Foreign Minister had a phone call with his Turkish counterpart , Mevlut Cavusoglu, following the powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the neighbouring country.

Mr. Dendias expressed his solidarity and full support of Greece to the Turkish people and the Turkish government that are experiencing these difficult times.

Also, the Greek Foreign Minister pointed out the absolute readiness of our country to immediately support the efforts of the Turkish authorities, providing all necessary assistance to the victims.

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