Deputy Foreign Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay sent a condolence message to the Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

In his message, Özersay said: “I was deeply saddened to hear about the fire which broke out in the historical Chawkbazar District of Dhaka resulting in the death of at least 69 people and leaving many injured. I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives as well as to the brotherly people and Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on behalf of my Ministry and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Government. I wish you all strength in the ongoing rescue operation and in overcoming the painful consequences of this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured and their families.”