“In the context of the situation generated by the earthquake produced on October 30, 2020 in the Aegean Sea, the Romanian Embassy in Ankara, the Romanian Consulate General in Izmir and the Romanian Embassy in Athens have taken, as a matter of urgency, steps with local authorities to obtain information on the existence of Romanian citizens among the affected persons. So far, the Turkish and Greek authorities have not notified Romania’s diplomatic or consular missions in the two states about the existence of Romanian citizens among those affected, and no requests for consular assistance have been received at Romania’s missions. ” transmitted, on Friday, MAE.

The MFA states that Romanian citizens who are on the territory of the Republic of Turkey can request consular assistance at the telephone number of the Romanian Embassy in Ankara: +90 312 4477940, of the Consulate General of Romania in Izmir: +90 232 4650579 and of the Consulate General of Romania in Istanbul: +90 212 3583541, +90 212 3580516, +90 212 3583537, the calls being redirected to the Contact and Support Center of Romanian Citizens Abroad (CCSCRS) and taken over by the Call Center operators in emergency mode or at the telephone numbers their emergency: Romanian Embassy in Ankara: +90 532 3181726, Consulate General of Romania in Izmir: +90 530 4150077 and Consulate General of Romania in Istanbul: +90 533 5420695.

Romanian citizens who are on the territory of the Hellenic Republic can request consular assistance at the telephone number of the Romanian Embassy in Athens: +30 210 6728879, the calls being redirected to the Contact and Support Center of Romanian Citizens Abroad (CCSCRS) and taken over by the operators Call Center in emergency mode or at the emergency telephone number of the embassy: +30 6978996222.

Romania’s diplomatic missions and consular offices in the Republic of Turkey and the Hellenic Republic are in dialogue with the local authorities of the two states, being prepared to provide consular assistance, according to legal competences and in strict compliance with the measures adopted by local authorities in the context of the pandemic. COVID-19.

A strong earthquake, 6.6 on the Richter scale, took place on Friday off the island of Samos, in the Aegean Sea, and was felt as far as the Greek capital, located about 300 kilometers away.