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Greece offers assistance to Turkey over mine explosion tragedy

ATHENS, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Greece expressed condolence and offered assistance to neighboring Turkey on Wednesday over the mine explosion in Manisa province which has taken more than 200 lives so far.

Greek Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos contacted his counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu to express the "deep condolences of Greek people at the tragic mine disaster," a Greek Foreign Ministry statement said.

In addition, the Greek official expressed Greece's readiness to offer any aid to the ongoing rescue operations to free workers still trapped in the mine, the statement said.

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