Canada Offers Condolences on Mine Disaster in Turkey

May 14, 2014 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“I was deeply saddened by news of the coal mine disaster in Turkey that has claimed hundreds of lives and has left many others trapped and injured.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my sincere condolences to the families and friends of those lost in this accident. Our prayers are with those who are still trapped.

“Our thoughts are with the people of Turkey during these national days of mourning, as they face this terrible tragedy.”

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