Tehran (IP) - The Deputy Head of Iran's Red Crescent Society for International Affairs and Human Rights reported the dispatch of 6 rescue teams to Turkiye.

Iran PressAsia: More than 2,300 people have died and thousands more are hurt after a massive earthquake rocked Turkey and Syria Monday morning.

The magnitude 7.8 quake was one of the strongest to strike the area in more than a century.

Amid severe aftershocks, Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD) called for international help.

Behnam Saeedi said after the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, the head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society sent a message of condolence to the countries and announced Iran's readiness to send rescue and medical teams to the quake-hit areas. 

Saeedi said that dispatching rescue and treatment teams in the shortest possible time to the areas was coordinated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran.


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