Turkish leader declares state of emergency in 10 provinces for 3 months

On Tuesday, February 7, 2023, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey Declared a state of emergency in the 10 provinces most affected by the earthquake for three months to mobilize resources to help the victims. More than 5,000 people have been killed in Turkey and Syria since the earthquake.

Mr Erdogan issued a televised statement saying: The death toll from the latest earthquake in the country stood at 3,549, and that he issued an emergency order to ensure rescue work. Can act quickly and enabling relief workers and financial assistance to reach the affected areas in the southeastern part of the country.

This is Turkey’s first state of emergency since 2016 after a coup attempt. The latest orders will end before elections on May 14, in which Mr Erdogan will join the race to stay in power. After ruling the country for 20 years

in helping the victims Rescue workers in Turkey face heavy rains. and there was snow in some places Authorities in Adana used heavy machinery to search for survivors from the rubble on Monday night. As many townspeople become homeless both from losing the house Or don’t dare to live because they are afraid of aftershocks.

The magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck at 4:17 a.m. local time on Monday (February 6, 2023), Turkey. The epicenter was near the city of Gaziantep at a depth of 17.9 km, but shortly thereafter a magnitude 7.5 earthquake followed in Elbiston. Kahramanmaras Province (Kahramanmaras)

According to Turkey’s Emergency and Disaster Management Agency (AFAD), the quake has damaged at least 4,700 buildings. More than 8,000 people have been rescued from the rubble amid the aftershocks that continue.

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As for Syria, which was damaged by the worst earthquake after Turkey At least 1,600 people have died and thousands of homes have been destroyed.

The World Health Organization has warned that The death toll from an earthquake could rise into the tens of thousands. While the United Nations states that Thousands of children were among the dead.

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