President Nechirvan Barzani visited the Consulate General of the Turkish Republic in Erbil on February 12 to pay his respects to the victims of the recent earthquake which devastated many cities and took the lives of thousands of people in ten governorates in Turkey and several cities in Syria.
President Nechirvan Barzani left a handwritten note in the Consulate’s condolence book, and on behalf of himself and the Kurdistan Region, the President extended his deep sympathies to the people, government and leadership of Turkey for the heartbreaking tragedy following the destructive earthquake.
The President reiterated that in the Kurdistan Region along with the rest of the world, our hearts and thoughts are with the people of Turkey and with the families and relatives of thousands of victims.
He also prayed that the Almighty God will bestow his mercy upon the victims and grant patience and comfort to their families, wishing the wounded a speedy recovery.
The President reiterated that the Kurdistan Region is ready to assist the victims and their families in all ways it is capable to.
For his part, Turkey’s Consul General expressed his country’s gratitude for the attendance and sympathies of President Nechirvan Barzani. The Council General also offered his appreciation to the people and government of the Kurdistan Region for standing with the people of Turkey and assisting the victims and their loved ones.