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King Salman, Crown Prince offer condolences over Turkey's earthquake losses

February 07, 2023
Over 3,430 people have been killed and more than 21,100 injured in 10 provinces of Turkey after two strong earthquakes jolted the country’s southern parts on Monday. (@ Anadolu)
Over 3,430 people have been killed and more than 21,100 injured in 10 provinces of Turkey after two strong earthquakes jolted the country’s southern parts on Monday. (@ Anadolu)

RIYADH — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have extended condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the loss of life in Monday’s deadly earthquakes.

“We send to your Excellency (President Erdogan), the families of the deceased, and the brotherly people of Turkey our warmest condolences and sincere sympathy,” King Salman said in a telegram.

He conveyed Saudi Arabia’s support for Turkey and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

The Crown Prince said: “I express to your Excellency and to all the families of the deceased my deepest condolences and sincere sympathy.”

Mohammed bin Salman, also spoke to Erdogan over the phone on Monday, reaffirmed Saudi Arabia’s support for Turkey.

Over 3,430 people have been killed and more than 21,100 injured in 10 provinces of Turkey after two strong earthquakes jolted the country’s southern parts on Monday.

More than 8,000 people have been rescued from the rubble of destroyed buildings so far, while more than 24,000 personnel remain engaged in search and rescue operations, according to the latest official figures. — SPA/Agencies


February 07, 2023
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