The United States, Britain, Germany, Spain, Russia, China, and Israel on Friday offered condolences to Turkey for the victims of torrential rains and floods in the north of the country.
“We extend our sincere condolences to the families of the victims of this week’s deadly flood disaster in the Black Sea region, and we share the pain of those affected,” the US embassy in Ankara said.
“We stand by Turkey, our ally in NATO, and are ready to assist those affected,” it added.
In a tweet, the adviser to the British ambassador, Marianne Young, expressed her sadness at witnessing the human losses.
And the pain caused by the floods and landslides that hit the Black Sea region, and said, “I offer my condolences to the families of the victims.”
In a tweet, the German embassy wished a speedy recovery to those affected by the floods.
It added, “We stand in solidarity with the people of the region, and we wish them safety. Our feelings are with them.”
As for Spain, its embassy in Turkey expressed its grief over the floods.
“Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and the Turkish people, and we extend our condolences to them,” it said in a tweet.
As for Russia, it offered condolences to Turkey for the victims of the floods through a tweet published by its embassy in Ankara.
The embassy expressed its solidarity with the families of the victims and those affected and wished safety for Turkey.
For its part, the Chinese Embassy expressed that it shared the pain of the brotherly Turkish people, wishing them safety.
In its tweet, it offered her condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery for the injured.
The Israeli Embassy in Ankara also offered, in a tweet, its condolences to the families of the flood victims and the Turkish people, and wished a speedy recovery for the injured.
And areas in the western Black Sea region (northern Turkey) were hit by heavy rains that caused torrential rains and floods in the states of Barten, Kastamonu, and Sinop.
Earlier on Friday, the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) announced that the number of victims of torrential rains and floods had risen to 27.