Turkish President attends funeral ceremony of mother and her son, died as a result of earthquake

Turkish President attends funeral ceremony of mother and her son, died as a result of earthquake
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  • calendar-gray 25 January 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who arrived in earthquake-hit Elazig province, has attended funeral ceremony of a mother and her son, who became victim of the earthquake, APA reports citing NTV Channel.

Later delivering a speech, Erdogan has called for people not to believe in rumors.

"We have borne many earthquakes but the nation has risen above them patiently," said Erdogan at the ceremony.

He promised that the state will work swiftly to rescue people and restore infrastructure.

"We will not leave anyone without shelter in the quake-hit districts," he said, requesting people to exercise strength in their weakest hour.

The president has also visited the disaster-hit areas, including the Sursuru district, where rescue efforts are ongoing.

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