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No death of Saudis reported as Riyadh closely following up on earthquake in Turkey, Syria

February 06, 2023
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake claimed the lives of hundreds of people and injured thousands of others in Turkey and Syria. (@ Anadolu Agency)
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake claimed the lives of hundreds of people and injured thousands of others in Turkey and Syria. (@ Anadolu Agency)

Saudi Gazette Report

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia is following up closely on the tragic events in Turkey and Syria following the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that claimed the lives of hundreds of people and injured thousands of others.

The Saudi Embassy in Ankara said it has not received any reports of Saudi deaths as of yet but would continue to follow up with Turkish authorities for updates.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed Saudi Arabia’s solidarity and sympathy and wished a speedy recovery for the injured.

“The Kingdom is following up closely on the unfortunate events in Turkey and Syria,” the Ministry said in a statement on its official Twitter account.

“The Kingdom expresses its solidarity with the Turkish and Syrian people and offers its condolences, wishing the injured a quick recovery,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, the Saudi Embassy in Turkey had said that it was working with the Turkish authorities to confirm whether any Saudi citizens have died in the tragedy.

“The embassy in Ankara reports that it has not received any reports so far on the presence of Saudi citizens in the area, and we are following up with the Turkish authorities to confirm no citizens were in the affected areas,” the embassy said in a statement on Twitter.


February 06, 2023
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