Many people, including Armenians, died as a result of the devastating earthquake both in Syria and Turkey, Artsakh State Minister Ruben Vardanyan wrote on Facebook.
"I offer my condolences to the families and friends of all the victims of the tragic disaster. I wish them strength and endurance to overcome this difficult ordeal. Unfortunately, our people are well aware of the human tragedies a devastating earthquake can cause. I am deeply saddened by the loss of our compatriots," he wrote.