The World Federation of Trade Unions representing more than 97 million workers in 130 countries conveys its condolences to the families of the victims of the earthquake and the Turkish people.

Our thoughts are with the people who are still in danger because of the strong aftershocks in the area and the collapsed buildings. We demand the implementation of immediate and adequate measures to ensure that no other lives will be lost.

WFTU follows the developments in the region and we express our moral support and solidarity with the victims and the labor movement of Turkey. We call the government of Turkey to immediately take all necessary relief measures for those affected by the earthquake and take all necessary protection measures for the safety of the people.

The Secretariat


World Federation of Trade Unions