Erdogan visited the earthquake-affected province of Elazig

Turkish authorities have promised to assist all victims of the devastating earthquake. This statement was made by President Tayyip Erdogan. While in the Eastern province of Elazig, the most affected by the quake, the leader of the Turkish TV channel NTV said that the authorities will do “everything that depends on them”, to all the victims received food and shelter.

Earlier, Erdogan canceled the participation of all the Istanbul events scheduled for Saturday.

the night Before, in Turkey there was a series of aftershocks of a magnitude of 6.8. The main blow fell to the East of the country. According to the latest data, the earthquake killed 22 people, injured thousands more, many were left without a roof over his head.

From around the world in the country received condolences and offers of help. Among the first words of sympathy to the Turkish people was expressed by the Russian President. In a telegram to Vladimir Putin, says “Russians share the pain of those who lost their loved ones” and expressed wishes of speedy recovery to the injured.

on behalf of the European Commission’s condolences to Turkey expressed member of the EC on crisis management Janez Lenarcic. He also promised to provide necessary assistance. So, round-the-clock coordination centre of the EU’s emergency response has established a relationship with Turkish civil defence from the first hours of a disaster. At the request of the Turkish authorities, the EU activated an emergency satellite mapping service “Copernicus”, to help rescuers, working in the field.

the President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, has sent condolences in connection with loss of life and widespread devastation caused by the earthquake in the Turkish province of Elazig. On behalf of the Moldovan people and myself, he conveyed his sincere condolences to the families who “have suffered a heavy loss” and wished speedy recovery to the injured.

affected by tremors of the area continue search and rescue operations.