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The Queen's message to the President of the Turkish Republic

Published 15 May 2014

Your Excellency, I was deeply shocked to hear of the loss of life and injuries caused by the mine explosion in Soma on Tuesday afternoon. Prince Philip joins me in extending our sympathy to you and the Turkish people at this time. The thoughts and prayers of everyone in the United Kingdom are with the families of the dead and the missing, the rescue workers and all those affected by this terrible event.


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A selection of messages will be passed onto members of the Royal Family, and may be held in the Royal Archives for posterity.