24 Oct '11, 1pm

PM Lee offers condolences and assistance to Turkey

PM Lee offers condolences and assistance to Turkey

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has sent his condolences to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, following the earthquake in Van Province on Sunday. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM NEWS FLASH - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has sent his condolences to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, following the earthquake in Van Province on Sunday. In the letter, he said he was 'deeply saddened to learn about the loss of lives and destruction caused by the earthquake in Van Province.... On behalf of the Government of Singapore and all Singaporeans, I would like to convey my deepest condolences to you and the people of Van Province, especially those who have lost their loved ones.' He added that Singapore is prepared to offer assistance if required. The earthquake of 7.2 magnitude has, to date, killed 264 people and injured more than 1,000 in eastern Turkey.

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