India expresses anguish, offers to assist Turkey after earthquake
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is ready to provide all possible help to the earthquake-affected people in Turkey.
PM Modi was addressing the people at the India Energy Week 2023 event, in Bengaluru, Karnataka. While addressing the people, Modi said, "We are all looking at the destructive earthquake that hit Turkey. There are reports of the deaths of several people as well as damage. Damages are suspected even in countries near Turkey. The sympathies of the 140 crore people of India are with all earthquake-affected people."
"India is ready to provide all possible help to the earthquake-affected people," he added.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Twitter that "search and rescue teams were immediately dispatched" to the areas hit by the quake.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also tweeted and expressed grief over the loss of lives in the tragic earthquake that jolted both Turkey and Syria.
"Deeply distressed by the loss of lives and damage in the earthquake in Turkiye," he wrote on Twitter as he conveyed his support to his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.