U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today sent deepest condolences to the people of Turkey in the wake of today’s earthquake.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of those killed and injured.” -Ms. Clinton
She stated that the the United States stands ready to assist in the effort to rescue survivors and they are committed to the people of Turkey as they recover and rebuild.
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Turkey on Sunday. The quake caused the collapse of apartment buildings and cutting communications and power in the city of Van and its surroundings.