Turkey’s leader declares a state of emergency in 10 states for 3 months

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

Mr Erdogan issued a statement on television saying: The number of deaths from the latest earthquake in the country was 3,549, and that he had issued an emergency order to ensure rescue work. It can act quickly and enable emergency workers and financial support to reach the affected areas in the south-eastern part of the country.

This is Turkey’s first state of emergency since 2016 after an attempted coup. The latest orders will expire before elections on May 14, when Mr Erdogan will enter the race to stay in power. After ruling the country for 20 years

while helping the victims Rescue workers in Turkey face heavy rain. 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 residents of the town become homeless both from losing the house Or don’t dare to live because they are afraid of aftershock.

The magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck at 4:17 am 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 afterwards a magnitude 7.5 earthquake followed in Elbiston. Kahramanmaras Province (Kahramanmaras)

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

As for Syria, which was devastated 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 number of deaths from an earthquake could rise to tens of thousands. While the United Nations declared that thousands of children were among the dead.

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