NATO allies mobilizing support for Turkey, says Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg


YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 6, ARTSAKHPRESS. NATO countries are mobilizing support for quake-hit Turkey, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

“Full solidarity with our Ally Türkiye in the aftermath of this terrible earthquake. I am in touch with President Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevult Cavusoglu, and NATO Allies are mobilizing support now,” Stoltenberg tweeted.

The earthquake’s epicenter was 23 kilometers (14.2 miles) east of Nurdagi, in Turkey’s Gaziantep province, at a depth of 24.1 kilometers (14.9 miles), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

In Turkey, at least 284 people were killed and more than 2,300 injured, according to Vice President Fuat Oktay. In neighboring Syria, at least 237 people died and more than 630 were injured, Syrian state news agency SANA reported citing a Ministry of Health official.

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