People and emergency teams search for people in a destroyed building in Adana, Turkey, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. AP
The Egyptian foreign ministry announced that the consular sector at the ministry was in contact around the clock with Egypt’s embassies in Damascus and Ankara to find out the situation of Egyptians in both countries following the devastating earthquake that hit them earlier Monday.
A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked southeastern Turkey and northern Syria early Monday, toppling hundreds of buildings and killing more than 2,300 people.
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid released online the hotline numbers of both embassies.
Egyptian Embassy in Ankara: 00905497695566
Egyptian Embassy in Damascus: 00963112144886 - 00963112144885
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi expressed earlier Egypt's "full solidarity" with the people of Syria and Turkey as well as the country's readiness to provide aid to face the impacts of the deadly earthquake.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also said in a statement that Egypt is ready to provide assistance to help both Syria and Turkey face the horrifying impacts of the deadly earthquake that struck both countries as well as a number of eastern Mediterranean countries.