Member countries of Organization of Turkic States start working with Turkish AFAD

BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 8. The
bodies responsible for emergency situations, the elimination of
consequences of natural disasters, and other relevant structures of
the member countries and observers of the Organization of Turkic
States have started coordinated work with the Disaster and
Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) of Türkiye, Trend reports via the
Organization of Turkic States.

“The member countries of the Organization of Turkic
States dispatched to Türkiye professional search and rescue teams,
field hospitals, medical, technical equipment, and humanitarian
aid,” said the statement.

The peoples of the Turkic world express their support
to their Turkish brothers and sisters affected by the

A 7.7-magnitude earthquake 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.

Following the latest data, 8,574 people have been
killed, and 49,133 have got injured in the quake.

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