It is with great sadness that I learnt of the deadly earthquake that hit Turkey last night.
The European Commission expresses its condolences to all those that have lost loved ones and stands in solidarity with the people and authorities of Turkey.
Our 24/7 Emergency Response Coordination Centre has been in immediate contact with the Turkish Civil Protection authorities since the early hours.
At the request of the Turkish authorities, the EU has activated its emergency Copernicus satellite mapping service to help the first responders working on the ground. We stand ready to provide further support.