The Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Cyprus expressed on Saturday sadness over the deadly earthquake in Turkey.
The Ministry said in a post in the Turkish language on its Twitter account: “Saddened by news of the deadly earthquake that struck near #Sivrice, in #Turkey. Sincere #condolences to the families and loved ones of all who perished. Our thoughts are with the injured and all affected. We wish rescue teams the best in their efforts.”
#Türkiye'de #Sivrice yakınında meydana gelen ölümcül depremi üzülerek oğrendik. Hayatını kaybedenlerin ailelerine ve yakınlarınına samimi başsağlığı diliyoruz. Düşüncelerimiz yaralı ve etkilenmiş olanlarla. Arama ve kurtarma ekiplerinine en iyi sonuçlarını diliyoruz.#Başsağlığı
— Cyprus MFA (@CyprusMFA) January 25, 2020
According to the USGS, the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.7 and affected the following countries: Turkey, Syria, Georgia, and Armenia.
At present, at least 21 people have died from the collapse of buildings resulting from the earthquake’s effects. More than 1,000 people are estimated to have suffered injuries.