Somalia offers condolences to Turkey

Published: October 25, 2011

Press Release
The Transitional Federal Government of Somalia conveys its heartfelt condolences to the Government and the People of Turkey following the tragic earthquake that hit southeastern Turkey on Sunday.
“The Government of Somalia extends its heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Turkey and in particular, to the bereaved families and assures them of its solidarity in these moments of deep sadness,” said Somalia Prime Minister, Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali.
“The entire Somali nation mourns, prays, and stands with the people of Turkey” Dr. Ali added.
In an immediate condolence letter to his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday evening, Dr. Ali expressed his profound condolences and sympathies to the Turkish Government and people over this tragic event.
The Republic of Turkey is a great friend and firm supporter of Somalia, and has stood by the people of Somalia in the darkest moments, as it deals with the worst humanitarian crisis in the world and its worst in 60 years.
Prime Minister Dr. Ali stated that the Government of the Somali Republic stands ready to extend any support and assistance within its capability.

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