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European officials express solidarity with Turkey in the earthquake ordeal

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Solidarity messages from a number of European officials poured in to express their support for Turkey in the face of the earthquake that struck the east of the country, on Friday evening, and it measured 6.8 on the Richter scale and resulted in deaths and injuries.

“We stand with the Turkish people, with the families of the victims and the injured, and those who have been harmed,” Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said in this context.

He continued, in his tweet, “We follow the repercussions closely, and they are fully in solidarity with the Turkish people in this affliction.”

“We have received disturbing news about the earthquake in eastern Turkey, and we regret the deaths caused by the earthquake, hoping that their numbers will not increase,” said Janez Lenarsec, European Union Crisis Management Commissioner, in a similar tweet at his personal expense.

As for the decision of Turkey in the European Parliament, Nacho Sanchez Amor, who was in Turkey on Friday for official talks, he said in another tweet, “I returned from Turkey a little while ago, and I received with great regret the news of the earthquake, and I declare my solidarity with the affected people and sympathize with them, and I wish success to the institutions concerned In the face of this disaster. ”

In a related context, the Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgar Rinkviks, expressed in his tweet his condolences to the families of the victims, wishing the speedy recovery of those injured in the earthquake.

He also wished success to Turkish officials in their efforts to avoid the repercussions of the earthquake.

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 “Qandiliy” 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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