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Albanian Prime Minister: We support Turkish people in earthquake ordeal

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama expressed his country’s support for the Turkish people in the plight of the earthquake that struck the state of Elazig, in eastern Turkey, earlier Friday, which resulted in deaths and injuries.

This came in a tweet published by Rama, at dawn on Saturday, on his personal account on the social networking site “Twitter”.

Rama said in his tweet, in which he referred to the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, “Turkey has suffered a terrible catastrophe as a result of the major earthquake, and we confirm our support for the Turkish people, and we pray to God to give strength to the President, Erdogan, so that he can overcome this disaster.”

On Friday evening, an earthquake measuring 6.8 degrees hit eastern Turkey, at a depth of 6.75 km underground, according to the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management “Avad”.

The “Qandil” earthquake observatory of Bogazici University in Istanbul (government) announced that the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.5.

The earthquake killed 15 people and injured hundreds, according to the latest toll announced by the Turkish Interior Minister, Suleiman Soylu.

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