December 01
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MOSCOW. – Armenia’s and Russia’s Presidents, Serzh Sargsyan and Dmitry Medvedev, on Monday telephoned their Turkish colleague, Abdullah Gul.

Medvedev spoke with Gul, first, and expressed his sympathies over the earthquake in Turkey, and said Russia stands ready to provide assistance. Abdullah Gul thanked the Russian president, noting that no international assistance is needed at this stage.      

Medvedev then passed the telephone to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, who is in Moscow on a state visit. Sargsyan likewise expressed his condolences, underscoring that Armenia’s rescue teams are prepared to render assistance at any moment. Turkey’s president noted that he saw Armenia’s assistance offer on the Internet, and thanked for the offer, CNN Turk news agency reported.     

Sunday’s tremor in Turkey was felt in Georgia, Iran, and also in Armenia, where its magnitude ranged between 3 and 5.

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