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Sarajevo Mayor sends Message of Support to the Citizens of Turkey

Sarajevo Mayor Abdulah Skaka sent a message of support to the citizens of Turkey on the occasion of the devastating earthquake that hit the city of Izmir.

”I send sincere words of support to the citizens, the mayor of Izmir and the Turkish people. I extend my sincere condolences to the families of the victims of the earthquake, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery. The people of Sarajevo are with you in their thoughts and prayers,” said Skaka, publishing a photo of the Sarajevo City Hall that was painted with the colors of the Turkish flag, and on the occasion of the national holiday – the Day of the Republic of Turkey.

Last night, the City Hall, one of the symbols of Bosnia and Herzegovina of the capital, shone in the colors of the Turkish flag on the occasion of the national holiday, Republic Day.

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit western province of İzmir, Turkey on Friday October 30, 2:51 pm local time. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said the quake had an epicentre 13 km northeast of the Greek island of Samos, Reliefweb writes.

The earthquake was felt in provinces as far as İstanbul, Bodrum, Muğla and Manisa. Soon after the initial quake, the province was shaken further by 277 aftershocks, with 24 of them more powerful than magnitude 4.0.

The quake has left severe damage to the structures and infrastructures in different areas of Bornova and Bayraklı regions of the city, pushing the residents to flee in panic into the streets. At least 17 buildings have been reported collapsed and several others damaged. Turkish Interior Ministry announced that earthquake caused 21 lives and injured 799 others.

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