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Mitsotakis Expresses Condolences to Turkish President Erdogan Over Quake Victims

October 30, 2020

ATHENS — Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in a phone call expressed condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Turkey's victims in the 6.7 Richter scale earthquake that shook the Aegean on Friday.

Later on Twitter, the Greek premier wrote in English: "I just called President Erdogan to offer my condolences for the tragic loss of life from the earthquake that struck both our countries. Whatever our differences, these are times when our people need to stand together."

In his response, the Turkish president's spokesman Fahrettin Altun also conveyed Erdogan's condolences and the hope there is no more loss of human lives. This tragedy is a reminder of once again of how close the two countries are, despite their political differences, the spokesman said, adding that Turkey is prepared to help Greece if needed.

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