The North Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that two Macedonian students studying in Turkey were injured in the earthquake.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Embassy in Ankara and the Consulate General in Istanbul, is closely monitoring the situation in southeastern Turkey in the aftermath of the severe earthquake early this morning and is constantly reporting the situation in the threatened areas.
“Information received from the field indicates a very strong earthquake with severe consequences for the lives of people in the affected area,” the ministry said in a statement. There are a large number of casualties exceeding several hundred citizens, a large number of injured people and serious material damage on the ground, which complicates the situation.” It was said.
Our embassies contacted 9 of our citizens in the threat area and provided information. There are about eight students and their teachers residing in the Republic of Turkey through the “Erasmus Plus” programme.
The statement indicated that two students were physically injured as a result of the earthquake, and the statement said: “One of the students sustained more serious injuries and the second student sustained minor injuries. No student or teacher is in danger.” Data included.
Although there is no information about our other citizens who are at risk or who need help yet, both authorized institutions in Turkey and our citizens who are aware of the situation and aware of it and our representatives are in constant contact.
According to the instructions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a diplomat from the Ankara Embassy has been dispatched to the region to assist in the evacuation of students from the city of Kahramanmaraş and to provide information and direct presence in the most vulnerable areas.
In the statement, “We would like to mention once again that our diplomatic missions in Turkey are available 24 hours a day for all possible questions at +905394569710 in Ankara, +905456149777 in Istanbul and +SOS from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Skopje.” It was said.
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