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Kazakhstan say it is ready to send aid to Türkiye, following earthquake

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Kazakhstan is ready to provide assistance to Türkiye, following the disastrous earthquake that occurred in the country this morning, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev wrote in a letter to the President of Türkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
"I have received with deep sorrow the news of the significant number of people's death as a result of a powerful earthquake in the Türkiye. At these difficult times, on behalf of the Kazakh people and on my own behalf, I express my condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the entire fraternal Turkish people," Tokayev wrote.
A 7.4-magnitude earthquake was recorded in central Türkiye on Monday, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center. The quake’s epicenter was located 26 km away from the city of Gaziantep with a population of about 1.06 million. The source of the earthquake was 7 km below the surface.
Türkiye’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority said that three more earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.4-6.6 rocked Gaziantep province in south-eastern Türkiye.
Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said 284 people were killed and 2,383 got injured in the quake.
As a result of the earthquake, strong tremors were also felt in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and Cyprus.

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