Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana has sent a message of support to Turkey and Syria following the devastating earthquake which is already known to have claimed hundreds of lives.

"On behalf of the Knesset I send my condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in Turkey and Syria, and they are many in number," Ohana said, adding that, "the earthquake was felt in Israel too.

"As ever, we extend our hand in humanitarian assistance to all who are in need and send our wishes for a swift recovery to the injured."