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President Gul extends his condolences


Turkish President Abdullah Gul extended his condolences to President Barack Obama following hurricane Sandy. Gul said, “In the name of the Turkish people I extend to you – the people of our friend and ally, the United States – our heartfelt condolences.”

The Anatolian News Agency reported that Gul said, “As

the President of a nation that has many times suffered the pain of natural disasters, we sincerely share the pain caused by this catastrophe. I congratulate you for displaying astute

leadership and preventing this disaster from turning into greater suffering. In the name of the Turkish people I extend to you – the people of our friend and ally, the United States – our heartfelt condolences.”