Foreign Ministry follows up on Egyptians in Turkey and Syria following the earthquake

Sami Hegazi
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Egypt’s Ministry of foreign affairs is following for the second day in a row the situation of Egyptian citizens in Turkey and Syria following the devastating earthquake. 

According to the information received from the Egyptian embassy in Ankara, the lists issued by the Turkish Foreign Ministry have not yet included the names of Egyptian victims.

However, the embassy’s contacts with the Egyptian community and student unions revealed the presence of two victims from one family as a result of the collapse of the building in which they live. 

The Egyptian embassy was able to reach out to an uninjured family member to provide the necessary support.

The embassy in Ankara is currently continuing to communicate with a number of citizens who were slightly injured to check on them, in addition, to direct contact with some individual cases that the embassy learned about the transfer of the Turkish authorities to shelters as a result of the destruction of their homes.

On the other hand, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has provided the Egyptian embassy in Ankara with a list of the names of a number of Egyptian students studying in Turkey, which was obtained in coordination with the Ministry of higher education and scientific research. 

The embassy is currently intensifying its contacts with the Turkish Foreign Ministry and the Egyptian student unions to check on them and verify their safety to reassure their families.

As for the situation of Egyptians in Syria, there is no information so far indicating the presence of Egyptian victims. The embassy in Damascus contacted an Egyptian who suffered a minor injury.

The Ministry of foreign affairs, in coordination with the Egyptian embassies in Ankara and Damascus, continues to follow up on the situation around the clock and issue media statements successively with the latest developments.

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