28 February 2020

Zarif sympathizes with Turkey over deadly quake

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a phone conversation on Saturday with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Chavushoglu sympathized with the families of the victims in recent deadly earthquake claiming lives of at least 19 people. reports citing IRNA.

During phone conversation, Zarif expressed condolence with Turkish people and government.

He also offered Iran's readiness to render required aid for the victims of the quake. Meanwhile, Chavushoglu praised Iranian government and people for their sympathy.

An earthquake measuring 6.8 magnitude on the Richter scale rocked eastern Turkey on Friday night.

The earthquake was also felt in Diyarbakır, Shırnak, Mardin, Shanlıurfa and Samsun provinces.

Based on the Turkish medical centers' reports, the Friday quake killed 19 people and injured 772 others. Turkish disaster management organization said that some 30 people are still missing.

2020.01.25 / 22:34
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