Speaker of Parliament László Kövér has expressed his condolences to the families of the victims of a recent coal mine explosion in Turkey. In his letter of condolence to Mustafa Sentop, his Turkish counterpart, Kövér said it was with great pain that he had learned of Friday’s mine explosion in northern Turkey’s Bartin province which claimed many lives. Kövér reaffirmed Hungary’s support for Turkey “in these tragic moments”. He expressed his condolences on behalf of Hungary’s National Assembly to the families of the victims, wishing a speedy recovery to those injured in the blast. At least 40 people were killed and 11 injured in the mine explosion, while 58 miners survived.