Greek FM visits quake hit provinces, promises further support
Greek foreign minister Nikos Dendias arrived in Turkey's earthquake hit city of Adana on Sunday and was greeted at the airport by his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.
After the two foreign ministers visited the operation center of the Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD) in the neighboring province of Hatay, they held a joint press conference.
"We have just been to the camp of teams from Austria, The Netherlands and Iceland. We were informed that a total of 205 people have been rescued by those teams and by the team from Greece," said Dendias, expressing his content for the search and rescue operations carried out by teams from Europe.
Stating that the Greek government's support for the Turkish government and people will not be limited to such operations, he added:
"I would like to say, upon the instructions I've received from Prime Minister (Kyriakos) Mitsotakis, that Greece will continue to do its best, both in the context of bilateral relations and in the context of EU's efforts, to provide assistance to overcome the difficulties."
Dendias also said he totally agreed with Cavusoglu who earlier said, "We do not have to wait for further earthquakes or other disasters to improve our relations."
He thanked Cavusoglu and the Turkish government "for their warm hospitality at such hard times."