ANKARA

The Turkish president on Tuesday extended his condolences to his Croatian counterpart over a magnitude 6.3 earthquake.


According to a statement from the Turkish Directorate of Communications, Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call with Zoran Milanovic.

Erdogan stated that Turkey is ready to provide search and rescue teams and all the help that may be needed.

Earlier, a powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake rattled the Croatian capital Zagreb, officials said.

The earthquake hit the town of Petrinja in the central Sisak region at 1319GMT, some 51 kilometers (31.7 miles) southeast of the capital, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 mi.), according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

A 12-year-old girl was killed and 21 others were injured in quake-related incidents.

*Writing by Dilara Hamit

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