The three members of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina expressed support and condolences to the people of Turkey and Syria after the devastating earthquake that hit the region and killed at least 1,800 people in total.
The current Chairwoman of the Presidency, Bosnian Serb member Zeljka Cvijanovic, sent a telegram of condolence to the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad.
“It was with sincere sadness that I received the news about the devastating earthquakes that claimed a large number of human victims and caused enormous material damage. Please accept our deepest condolences over this great tragedy you faced. I am asking you to convey words of sincere sympathy to the families of the victims, and wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured,” Cvijanovic’s message said.
Her Bosnian Croat colleague, Zeljko Komsic, said he was “deeply affected by the news about the consequences of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.”
“I sincerely hope that the extent of the suffering of the citizens of Turkey and Syria will not be what is assumed at this difficult moment. I express my deepest condolences to all the citizens of Turkey and Syria and the families of the victims,” said Komsic.
Bosniak Presidency member, Denis Becirovic, sent a message to Erdogan.
“It is with great sadness that I received the news about the suffering and loss of human life in the devastating earthquake that hit the Republic of Turkey. I deeply sympathize with you, the families of the victims and the friendly people of Turkey. Our thoughts and hearts are with the families who have lost loved ones. Please, Mr. President, convey my sincere condolences to the families of the victims in such tragic circumstances, as well as wishes for a speedy recovery to all those injured,” it said.