Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the Earthquake in Turkey

BELGIUM–(ENEWSPF)–23 October 2011.  The following statement is attributed to NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen:

I am saddened by the news of the powerful earthquake that struck south-eastern Turkey earlier today, which is reported to have caused the loss of many lives and considerable damage.

On behalf of NATO, I would like to convey my sympathy and solidarity to all those who were affected, to the Turkish people and the Turkish government.

NATO stands ready to assist our Ally Turkey, if needed.