TURKEY READY TO HELP INDONESIA THROUGH EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI – PRES ERDOGAN

ANKARA, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his country's readiness to help Indonesia through the earthquake and tsunami which have claimed many lives in the southeastern Asian country.

"Turkey is prepared to do everything in its power to help Indonesia heal its wounds," Erdogan said on Twitter.

"I pray for our brothers and sisters, who were killed in an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, wish a speedy recovery to the wounded and offer my deepest condolences to the people of Indonesia," he added.

A day earlier, the Turkish Foreign Ministry extended condolences to the families of the victims in the natural disaster, saying Turkey is ready to provide any assistance needed.

Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation has sent a five-person emergency aid team to the affected areas in Indonesia.

The death toll of the disaster in Indonesia's central province of Sulawesi soared to 832 on Sunday, amid slow search and rescue efforts as large stricken areas remain difficult to access.

Source: NAM News Network

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