ALGIERS – Monday, 06 February 2023 (APS) – The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune sent on Monday a message of condolences to his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, following the devastating earthquake that hit a large part of the localities in the south-east of Turkey, in which he expressed his sincere condolences to the victims’ families.

“I learned with great sadness and deep sorrow of the news of the devastating earthquake that struck a large part of southeastern Turkey, leaving thousands of victims, dead, injured and people still buried under the rubble and significant material damage,” wrote President Tebboune in his message.

“Faced with the magnitude of this human disaster that has hit the Turkish brothely people, I offer, on behalf of the Algerian people and Government, and my behalf, my heartfelt condolences to the President, Government, and people of the Republic of Turkey, and my deep feelings of compassion to the families of victims in this painful circumstance, praying Allah the Almighty to help you overcome this ordeal and welcome the victims in His vast Paradise,” continued the President of the Republic, wishing “a speedy recovery to the injured.”   

“I would also like to express Algeria’s full support to the brotherly Turkish people in this difficult ordeal as well as our availability to contribute to any effort likely to mitigate the impact of this painful tragedy,” he said.

“While reiterating to you my most saddened condolences and our sincere fraternal solidarity, I assure you, Mr. President and dear brother, of my deep compassion and sympathy”, concluded the President of the Republic.