Turkey, Greece pledge mutual aid, support after strong quake shakes Aegean – Daily Sabah

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called President Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday, offering condolences after a strong earthquake hit both countries, killing civilians in the western Turkish city of Izmir.

“Whatever our differences, these are times when our people need to stand together,” Mitsotakis wrote on Twitter.

Prior to Mitsotakis’ call, both countries’ top diplomats pledged to provide mutual aid and support and stay in contact. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias also called Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to convey his best wishes.