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Parlatino expresses solidarity after earthquake in Türkiye and Syria

Parlatino expresses solidarity after earthquake in Türkiye and Syria

Panama City, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (Parlatino), based in Panama, expressed its solidarity with Türkiye and Syria, the nations most affected this Monday by an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale.

In its statement, the regional legislature also expresses condolences to the families of the victims and injured by the natural catastrophe that has so far registered more than 1,500 deaths, more than 8,500 injured and almost 3,000 buildings completely destroyed.

The text underlines Parlatino’s solidarity with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the President of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, Mustafa Sentop; and to all the people and authorities of that nation.

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the south of Türkiye on Monday also affected areas of central and northwestern Syria, with thousands of victims, injuries and enormous destruction.

The earthquake was also felt in Lebanon, Cyprus, Jordan, Iraq, Palestine and Egypt.

The Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Fatih Donmez, warned that this tragedy, which particularly affected the province of Kahramanmaras, also caused severe damage to ports and energy infrastructure in the southeast of the country.


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