Armenia sends rescue teams to Türkiye, Syria

By Li Ming

YEREVAN, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- Armenia has sent 56 rescuers to the quake-hit Türkiye and Syria to assist in the search-and-rescue operations, the Internal Affairs Ministry said Wednesday.

Of the rescuers, 27 are dispatched to Türkiye and 29 to Syria, the ministry said.

The rescue team has arrived and started working in the earthquake zone in Türkiye, Armenian media reported.

On Tuesday, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan offered condolences and support to the Turkish people in a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Over 11,000 people were killed and tens of thousands injured after earthquakes jolted parts of Türkiye and neighboring Syria on Monday.

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