President Lee C. Bollinger Statement on the Earthquake in Turkey

October 26, 2011

With news of the recent earthquake and aftershocks in Turkey still coming to us, I want to extend Columbia's deepest sympathies to the victims in the region, and to members of our own community for whom this devastating natural disaster has had an immediate effect. We hold you in our thoughts and will do all we can to help in the healing and recovery process.

We hope our new Global Center opening in Istanbul will offer the Columbia community another way of supporting the recovery and planning efforts of the Turkish people.