Greece expressed its solidarity with Turkey after deadly storms battered the city of Istanbul on Monday, killing 4 people and injuring 38 others.
The Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry said “our thoughts are with everyone affected by the devastating storm that hit Istanbul,” in a post on Twitter on Monday.
“Heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families and wishes for the swift recovery to the injured. Greece expresses its solidarity with the people and government of Turkey,” noted the ministry.
According to Anadolu News Agency, a clock tower toppled, roofs were ripped off buildings and trees uprooted when the devastating storm hit the city of 15 million people.
“Since Monday morning, the city – home to over 15 million people – has faced powerful winds which uprooted trees, ripped off rooftops, and even toppled a clock tower.
“State weather officials said the wind blew as fast as 129 kilometres per hour (80 miles per hour) in the district of Beylikduzu, which also was pummeled by a short mud rain during the storm.
“Some boats docked in Maltepe and Pendik suffered severe damage due to the storm, which also caused a cargo ship to collide with a pier at the Port of Ambarli.”