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IPU statement on earthquake in Türkiye and the Syrian Arab Republic


Volunteers stand on rubble of a destroyed building in Kahramanmaras, southern Türkiye, Adem ALTAN / AFP

The IPU and the global parliamentary community express their deepest sorrow at the devastation and extensive loss of life in the wake of the earthquakes that struck southern Türkiye and northern Syria earlier this week.

We convey our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones, solidarity to all those who are impacted, admiration for the first-responders and all those on the ground trying to save lives.

The IPU and its Member Parliaments stand with the people of Türkiye and Syria in this hour of tragedy.