WASHINGTON

The U.S. offered on Saturday its condolences to Turkey after an earthquake in the country’s east left at least 22 people dead and over a thousand more injured.

“Our thoughts are with our friends and Allies in #Turkey following the terrible earthquake, and we share our deep condolences with all who lost loved ones to this tragedy,” the State Department said on Twitter.

Our thoughts are with our friends and Allies in #Turkey following the terrible earthquake, and we share our deep condolences with all who lost loved ones to this tragedy. https://t.co/17npJASKEE

— Department of State (@StateDept)

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