There was an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 in Kahramanmaraş, AFAD announced that 76 deaths and 440 injuries have been reported so far. After the earthquake, condolence messages came from the world. First aid came from Azerbaijan. Support messages came to Turkey from many countries, including the USA, Russia, Ukraine and the USA.
An earthquake of 7.7 magnitude occurred in Kahramanmaraş at 04:17 local time.
In the statement made by AFAD, it was stated that 76 people have lost their lives and 440 people have been injured in the earthquake so far.
Interior Minister Soylu said, “All our teams are on the alert. We’ve set up a fourth level alert. “This is an alarm that includes international aid,” he said.
After the earthquake, the first international aid came from Azerbaijan .
According to the statement made by the Ministry of Emergencies, the Civil Defense Units were made ready. The Ministry announced that it will send personnel to Turkey to help.
ASSISTANCE TEAM LEFT FROM BAKU
Upon the instruction of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the search and rescue team of 370 people under the Azerbaijan Ministry of Emergency Situations set off from Baku to go to Turkey.
CONDITIONAL TELEPHONE FROM ALIYEV TO ERDOĞAN
President Of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, called President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the phone due to the earthquake in Turkey and conveyed his condolences.
STATEMENT FROM THE WHITE HOME
The White House , on the other hand, announced that it was deeply concerned about the News about the earthquake and that the United States was ready to provide any assistance needed.
US President Biden, on the other hand, made the following statements in his post on his Twitter account;
“I am deeply saddened by the loss of life and destruction caused by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. I have instructed my team to continue to monitor the situation closely and to provide all necessary assistance, in coordination with Turkey.’
GREECE: WE WILL SEND HELP IMMEDIATELY
Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis said on Twitter: “It is with deep sadness that we learned of the earthquake that occurred in Turkey and Syria. Our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. We have declared a state of emergency, we will send aid to the region immediately.
TRACKS FROM THE NETHERLANDS AND ROMANIA
European Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarcic, stated that the European Union (EU) Civil Protection Mechanism was activated after the 7.7-magnitude earthquake in Kahramanmaraş and said, “Teams from the Netherlands and Romania have already set out.”
Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolences to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the devastating earthquakes in Turkey.
Iranian President Ibrahim Reisi issued a message of condolence for those who lost their lives in the earthquake that occurred in Turkey, saying that Iran is ready in case of any urgent need for Turkey’s help.
Poland announced that it will send a search and rescue team of 76 people to the region after the severe earthquake that occurred in Turkey.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki also shared on his social media account that Turkey can count on Poland in difficult times and said, “My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims.”
SWEDEN: WE COORDATE TO DIRECT EU AID
Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström made a statement regarding the 7.7 magnitude earthquake that affected 10 provinces in Turkey early this morning and stated that he would reach Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and direct the joint aid of the European Union.
French President Emmanuel Macron shared on his social media account, “After this unprecedented earthquake, very bad images are coming from Turkey and Syria. France is ready to send emergency aid to earthquake-affected areas in Turkey and Syria. Our feelings and thoughts are with the bereaved families.
Noting that they shared the pain of those who lost their relatives in the earthquake, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said, “We follow the earthquake that occurred in the Turkey-Syria border region and the loss of life announced after it with fear and anxiety. Of course, Germany will send aid to Turkey and Syria,” he said.
Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif stressed that Islamabad will provide all possible assistance. EU High Representative Borrell announced that the union is ready to help Turkey.
STOLTENBERG: WE ARE IN FULL SOLIDARITY WITH TURKEY
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that he was in contact with President Erdogan and Minister Çavuşoğlu after the 7.7 magnitude earthquake in Kahramanmaraş and said, “We are in full solidarity with Turkey, an ally, after this terrible earthquake.”
The Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government government said it is ready to support search and rescue efforts.
Taiwan administration announced that after the 7.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Kahramanmaraş, 200 thousand dollars will be provided to the earthquake victims.
Making statements on Twitter, the leader of Ukraine , Zelenski, said, “I was shocked by the news that hundreds of people lost their lives and were injured as a result of the earthquake that occurred in Turkey,” and announced that his country was ready to help.
CONDITIONAL MESSAGE FROM PUTIN
Russian President Putin sent a message of condolence to President Erdogan.
The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, on the other hand, announced that they are ready to send 2 Il-76 aircraft carrying a search and rescue team of 100 people to Turkey.
Kremlin Spokesman Dmitriy Peskov said, “There is no clear information about the results of the demolition yet. However, Russia has the technologies to determine the durability of structures after earthquakes, the famous Sturna systems and other systems. Therefore, if our rescue teams need experience and the Turkish side requests it, we are ready to help.”
Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani made a statement regarding the earthquake that occurred in Turkey and said, “We are with the people of Turkey in this difficult time. “We are ready to provide the necessary assistance through the Kosovo Security Force (FSK) to overcome the consequences of the disaster,” he said.
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama expressed his deep sadness due to the Earthquake and said, “I offer my deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. A rescue team will go to Turkey today,” he said. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said, “I offer my condolences to the families of the victims, the Turkish people and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. In this exhausting time, Serbia is with you and ready to provide any necessary assistance.”
North MacedoniaPresident Stevo Pendarovski said, “My condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in these difficult moments after the terrible earthquake in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish people, and I wish a speedy recovery to the injured.” North Macedonian Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski said, “My person and North Macedonia On behalf of his people, I would like to express my condolences to President Erdogan and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.”
Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic expressed that he was horrified by the earthquake that took place in Turkey and Syria, expressing that the feelings and thoughts of the Montenegrin people are with the families of the victims and the injured. Djukanovic said, “My deepest condolences to our friend and ally Recep Tayyip Erdogan,I wish the injured a speedy recovery.”
Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic expressed his deep sorrow for the severe shock and conveyed his condolences to President Erdogan and the families of the victims. “We stand in solidarity with Turkey,” Plenkovic wrote.