Turkish President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan tweeted “Get well soon İzmir” in the aftermath of the quake.

“With all the means of our state, we stand by our citizens affected by the earthquake. We took action to start the necessary work in the region with all our relevant institutions and ministers,” Erdogan added. 

The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management said that the epicenter of the quake was 17 km (11 miles) off Izmir’s coast, at a depth of 16 km in the Aegean sea.

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