Hungary is ready to contribute to Turkish authorities’ work
02. 11. 2020.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán sent a condolence message to Turkish head of state Recep Tayyip Erdogan, expressing his shock and sympathy due to the devastating earthquake that occurred near Izmir in Western Turkey, Bertalan Havasi, the Deputy State Secretary heading the Press Office of the Prime Minister informed the Hungarian news agency MTI on Monday morning.

“We are praying for the victims’ families, and wish those injured in the disaster a swift recovery,” the Prime Minister wrote.

Mr Orbán reassured the Turkish President that Hungary is ready to contribute to the work of the Turkish authorities currently making superhuman rescue efforts, Mr Havasi said.

According to the latest Monday morning data, the number of fatalities has risen to 81, while the number of injured is above a thousand.

Rescue teams managed to pull out two girls from the rubble in Izmir three days after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake off Turkey and Greece.