Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan named the newborn infant of an earthquake victim at an Istanbul hospital on Monday.
Erdogan pronounced the adhan, or Muslim call to prayer, in the newborn girl’s ear and named her “Ayse Betul,” repeating it three times during his visit to survivors at Basaksehir Cam and Sakura City Hospital.
The baby’s mother requested that he be named.
Thousands of earthquake survivors from southern Turkey are being treated in a variety of places, including Istanbul and Ankara.
At least 31,643 persons were killed in the two powerful earthquakes that struck southern Turkey on February 6. Over 80,000 people were hurt.
More than 13 million people were affected by the magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 quakes that struck Kahramanmaras province, as well as Hatay, Gaziantep, Adiyaman, Malatya, Adana, Diyarbakir, Kilis, Osmaniye, and Sanliurfa.
Several nations in the region, including Syria and Lebanon, felt the severe earthquakes that hit Turkey in less than ten hours.