Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev sends condolences to Turkish Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the deathly earthquake in Turkey’s Van claimed at least 9 lives.

“I was deeply saddened by the news of heavy casualties and destructions caused by an earthquake that hit today Van province,” reads the letter.

“On the occasion of this tragedy, on my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan, I extend my deep condolences to you, the families and the loved ones of those who were killed, and wish the injured recovery.”