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.

Sourced by: In.gr

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

Historic link between Battle of Crete and ANZACs a focus of Sydney commemorations

The historic link between the Battle of Crete and the ANZAC forces were a key focus of commemorations in Sydney.

Multicultural media’s vital role in public interest journalism a key message at Sydney event

Multicultural media's vital role in public interest journalism was a key message at a Sydney event by IMMA.

‘Into the Moonlit Village’ echoes of Battle of Crete and Minoan myth

The story behind ‘Into the Moonlit Village’ is as captivating as the work itself. We found out more to mark the Battle of Crete.

Generations of Pontians remember their roots at genocide commemoration in Melbourne

Melbourne's Pontian community commemorated the Greek Genocide on Sunday, May 19, as part of a series of events. Read more here.

Australian Hellenic Medical Charity raises $30,000 for Nicosia hospital

The Australian Hellenic Medical Charity raised $30,000 for the Paediatric Clinic at Makarios III Hospital in Nicosia, Cyprus.

You May Also Like

Chrissanthy Tsigolis slashes cost of her eastern suburbs childcare centre to $75 a day

Chrissanthy Tsigolis has cut the service costs of her eastern suburbs childcare centre by nearly half in a bid to recover from the pandemic.

Peter V’landys pushes new tax-free plan for rugby franchise in Papua New Guinea

Peter V’landys has proposed a new plan to move NRL stars to Papua New Guinea in a bid to ‘earn double’ and grant them a tax-free status.

Linda Avramides slams $10 million renovation plan for historic Sydney site

Linda Avramides has slammed a $10 million renovation plan for a historic seaside site in Sydney's eastern suburb of Coogee.