President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev sent a telegram of condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Tengrinews.kz reports .
The head of state expressed condolences in connection with the numerous victims as a result of a strong earthquake in the southeast of the country.
“I received with deep sorrow the news of the death of a large number of people as a result of a powerful earthquake in the Republic of Turkey. At this difficult moment, on behalf of the people of Kazakhstan and on my own behalf, I express my condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the entire fraternal Turkish people,” the telegram says.
The President also announced the readiness of Kazakhstan to provide appropriate assistance to Turkey .
Recall, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 occurred at 04:17 local time on February 6 at a depth of 17.9 kilometers near the city of Gaziantep. The US Geological Survey estimated the magnitude of the earthquake at 7.8.
The tremors were felt in the capital Ankara and other Turkish cities, as well as in several countries in the region, including Syria and Lebanon.
According to Turkish authorities, 76 people were killed and 440 were injured.