The message reads, in part:
“Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of life in the Günesli oil platform fire.
I ask you to convey my sincere sympathy and support to the families and friends of the victims and wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured.”
According to preliminary reports, the fire resulted from a gas line fault. Two people were killed as a result of the accident and fire on the offshore oil platform. The search is in progress for 29 people who are still missing and 32 oilmen have been rescued.