Malaysia and Pakistan on Saturday extended condolences to Turkey over the loss of lives caused by a powerful earthquake on Friday evening.

“I am deeply saddened to hear about the earthquake that struck Turkey, resulting in the loss of lives and injuries, and damage to buildings,” said Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Ismail in a statement.

“The people of Malaysia are with the people of Turkey during this difficult period and stand ready to offer assistance facing this calamity,” she added.

At least 20 people were killed and more than 1,015 others injured as

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