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Turkey stands by people of Lebanon in difficult hour

Turkey stands by people of Lebanon in difficult hour
Turkey's officials convey condolences to Lebanon after explosion rocks Port of Beirut

By Dilara Hamit

ANKARA (AA) - Top Turkish officials on Tuesday expressed sorrow after a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut, tearing down a three-story building with many reported injured.

Vice President Fuat Oktay conveyed his condolences to the Lebanese people, adding Ankara was ready to help.

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in a tweet wished Allah's mercy upon the victims of the blast.

"Condolences to the brotherly and friendly people of #Lebanon. Hoping there won’t be any more losses. Ready to assist our Lebanese brothers & sisters in every way," Cavusoglu said.

Also, Omer Celik, the spokesman for the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, said that they are standing with the people of Beirut in this difficult hour.

A fire caused a massive blast at a warehouse storing explosives at the Port of Beirut. The exact cause of the blast is unknown.

source: News Feed
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