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Tuesday, December 5, 2023


    Open arms extended to earthquake victims throughout Turkey

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    Victims of last month’s earthquakes are being housed in provinces across Turkey.

    Several people were directed to safer regions after the magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 earthquakes, concentrated in the Kahramanmaras province, affected more than 13 million people throughout 11 provinces.

    The earthquake victims, including those who fled the region on their own, were housed in hotels, guesthouses, and dorms linked with the Turkish Youth and Sports Ministry, as well as relatives or volunteer families in other regions.

    Adults and children who have been affected are also receiving psychosocial support.

    According to Anadolu, the Turkish capital Ankara has 237,215 earthquake victims, followed by Antalya (155,000), Izmir 70,000, Konya 53,877, Mersin 62,184, and Elazig 50,000.

    More than 45,000 people were killed in Turkey, in the twin earthquakes on  Feb.6

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