Turkey on Tuesday conveyed condolences to Albania over a powerful earthquake that hit the country.

“We received the news with deep sorrow that an earthquake of 6.4 magnitude occurred in Albania this morning (26 November), whose epicenter was on the Adriatic Sea, 10 km [6.2 miles] off the town of Durres,” Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said in a written statement.

It extended “heartfelt condolences” to the people of Albania for the loss of lives, and wished speedy recovery to the injured.

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