March 20
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Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, who is on his state visit to the Russian Federation, sent an urgent message of condolences to the President of the Republic of Turkey Abdullah Gül regarding the earthquake that occurred in the territory of Turkey, informs Armenian president’s press-service.

"Distinguished Mr. President:

I learned with profound pain about the powerful earthquake that occurred in Van and about the destruction, human losses and the people trapped under the collapsed buildings. I feel sorrow about that, express my condolences and inform you that Armenia’s specialized rescue division is put on alert to be able to reach the epicenter as soon as possible and start immediately its rescue operations," reads the message of President Sargsyan.

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