Fire in Notre-Dame deeply upset us: Erdoğan

Fire in Notre-Dame deeply upset us: Erdoğan

ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
Fire in Notre-Dame deeply upset us: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on April 16 he is "deeply upset" after a fire gutted Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.     

"The fire that spread through Notre-Dame Cathedral, one of the symbols of Paris and the common heritage of humanity, has deeply upset us," Erdoğan tweeted in French.     

"In my name and in the name of my people, I convey to the French people my wishes for recovery," he added.     

Turkey joined the rest of the world in expressing dismay over the massive fire which engulfed the historic church on April 15.       

"The destruction of this masterpiece of architecture is a catastrophe for the entire humanity," Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu tweeted.     

"It is with very heavy hearts that we received the devastating news about the fire in Paris, France. The Notre Dame Cathedral is not just a symbol of France but part of humanity's shared heritage," presidential communications director Fahrettin Altun tweeted.