Turkey offered its condolences Sunday to the Philippines after Typhoon Jolina struck the country, killing at least 17 people.
- We are saddened to learn that Typhoon Jolina (Conson), which hit the Philippines, has caused the loss of many lives, injuries as well as material damage - the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Twenty-four people were injured while seven are still missing, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Philippines.
- We extend our heartfelt condolences to the relatives of those who lost their lives as well as to the friendly people and government of the Philippines and wish a speedy recovery to the injured - the ministry added.
Around 9,000 buildings were damaged and transportation was disrupted.
More than 313,000 people were affected in total.