Earthquake in Izmir: France and Greece, including many from the country came to offer Turkey help

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Earthquake in Izmir: France and Greece, including many from the country came to offer Turkey help

Earthquake in Izmir

After the 6.6 magnitude earthquake that hit the Aegean Sea and caused destruction and deaths in Izmir, a message came from many countries that they were ready to help if requested.

French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said in his Twitter post that France stands by the Turkish and Greek peoples.

Darmanin stated that in case of a request for assistance, France can send aid immediately.

6.6 magnitude earthquake in Izmir in Turkey demolished six buildings According to initial reports

Call of condolences from Greek Prime Minister Miçotakis
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Miçotakis called President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and conveyed his condolences after the deaths in Izmir in the severe earthquake felt in both countries.

In his post on Twitter, Miçotakis wrote, “Regardless of our differences, there are times when our people need to stand together”.

Help offer from the EU: We are ready
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Greece and share the message that Turkey’s side.

“We are following the situation and are ready to help in any way possible,” said Von der Leyen.

“Our Emergency Response Coordination Center is in close contact with civil protection authorities. Ready to help,” said Janez Lenarčič, European Commissioner for Crisis Management.

Charles Michel, President of the European Council, also announced that the EU is ready to help.

The Embassy of Germany in Ankara also conveyed their get well wishes in Turkish and English.

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, has announced that it gave instructions to prepare Turkey for urgent assistance to the ministry. Gantz announced that the military representatives met with the Turkish military attaché in Israel.

Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu met with Azerbaijani and Greek Minister

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu made a statement on his Twitter account regarding the get well soon phone of the Minister of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan, Kemaleddin Haydarov.

Minister Çavuşoğlu said, “I would like to thank my brother Kemalettin Haydarov, the Minister of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan, who was the first to call right after the earthquake in Izmir and stated that they were ready to help by conveying their wishes.

Çavuşoğlu also stated that his Greek counterpart, Nikos Dendias, was also looking for him. Çavuşoğlu said, “We have conveyed our wishes to get well together. We are ready to provide mutual assistance in case of need.”


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