LIVE-16th day of the earthquake: After 15 days one more earthquake

The death toll is more than 40,000 people. 16 days have passed since the earthquake in Kahramanmaras and last night Hatay was hit by two more strong earthquakes. On Monday evening, at 20.04, the epicenter of the earthquake was in the Defne district of Hatay with a magnitude of 6.4. After the first earthquake, the second […]

LIVE-16th day of the earthquake: After 15 days one more earthquake
LIVE-16th day of the earthquake: After 15 days one more earthquake
  • Yayınlanma21 February 2023 09:40
  • Güncelleme6 March 2023 08:12

The death toll is more than 40,000 people.

16 days have passed since the earthquake in Kahramanmaras and last night Hatay was hit by two more strong earthquakes.

On Monday evening, at 20.04, the epicenter of the earthquake was in the Defne district of Hatay with a magnitude of 6.4. After the first earthquake, the second one at 20.07, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 occurred in the Samandag district of Hatay.

So far, 20 thousand Syrian return to their country

Secretary of defense Hulusi Akar stated: “There are many Syrian that return to their home and country. We estimated that 20 thousand Syrian return to their country.”

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3 people died, 213 are injured

Minister of Interior Suleyman Soylu stated that 6 people lost their lives and 294 people were injured in the Hatay earthquake.

German Ministers will come to the earthquake zone today

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and Minister of Interior Nancy Faeser will visit Turkey today (Tuesday) to see the earthquake zone.

During this visit, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the two ministers will closely monitor the situation and aid activities in the earthquake region.

ESCD “It is possible to show up infectious diseases in the earthquake region”

The European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) has warned that infectious diseases may appear after the earthquakes that caused great damage in Turkey and Syria.

This news was translated by Yonca Sarsilmaz