Statement by Minister Cannon on Situation in Turkey

(No. 97 - March 9, 2010 - 3:45 p.m. ET) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the situation in the province of Elaziğ, Turkey:

“On behalf of the Government of Canada and the Canadian people, I would like to extend my sincere sympathies to those affected by yesterday’s earthquake in the province of Elaziğ. Our thoughts are with the people of Elaziğ and the Government of Turkey as it responds to this natural disaster.

“Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada officials in Ottawa and at the Canadian Embassy in Ankara will continue to monitor the situation.”

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