United States President Joe Biden said the earthquake in the center of Kahramanmarash was one of the largest earthquakes in 100 years.

Biden spoke in Wisconsin, where he traveled to explain his economic plans.

Biden began his speech by saying that the thoughts and prayers of the American people are with those affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria: “This is one of the strongest earthquakes in the region in more than 100 years.” used the phrase.

Biden said they were mourning the loss of life and said it was incredible to watch the bodies of earthquake victims being pulled out from under a pile of rubble. “The earthquake was incredibly strong, there were significant tremors and a second earthquake,” Biden said, noting that his thoughts are with those affected by this tragedy.

Biden said he called President Recep Tayyip Erdogan immediately after the earthquake and said the US had offered its full support, including search and rescue teams, to NATO ally Turkey. President Biden said that the US Agency for International Development and the US military in Europe are also ready to provide assistance in the earthquake zone in Turkey.

Biden said the US helped the Syrian quake victims through humanitarian organizations and said they started relief activities from day one. Biden said the United States is one of the main donors in saving lives “regardless of who controls the territory” in Syria.

“We are committed to supporting the people of Turkey and Syria during difficult times,” President Biden said.

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