Azerbaijani entrepreneurs continue collecting aid for quake-affected people in Türkiye

BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 8. Azerbaijani
people, including entrepreneurs, continue collecting aid for the
earthquake-affected citizens of Türkiye, President of Azerbaijan’s
National Confederation of Entrepreneurs Mammad Musayev said during
the presentation of the “Fraternal Aid” support platform at the
Baku SME House, Trend reports.

According to Musayev, since yesterday, the Azerbaijani people –
ordinary citizens, entrepreneurs and businessmen have joined the
action to collect humanitarian aid to victims in the area of ​​the
devastating earthquake.

“Our trucks from both Nakhchivan and Baku have already been sent
to Türkiye. We continue to collect the aid necessary for fraternal
Türkiye,” he added.

The “Fraternal Aid” platform has agreed on joint coordinated
activities with the relevant state structures of Azerbaijan and
Türkiye to provide assistance to the earthquake-affected

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 hit southeastern Türkiye
on Feb. 6, 2023. The earthquake occurred at a depth of seven
kilometers in the Pazarcik region of Kahramanmaras Province. The
provinces of Hatay, Gaziantep, Kilis, Osmaniye, Malatya, Adiyaman,
Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Adana, and Kahramanmaras were subjected to
severe destruction.

The quake’s epicenter was located 26 km away from the city of
Gaziantep with a population of about 1.06 million.

Türkiye’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority said that
three more earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.4-6.6 rocked Gaziantep
province in south-eastern Türkiye. As a result of the earthquake
that hit Türkiye, strong tremors were also felt in Syria, Lebanon,
Egypt, and Cyprus.

According to the latest data, as a result of the earthquake,
6,957 people were killed, 38,224 people were injured, and 5,894
buildings were destroyed.

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