A major earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck Turkey at 04:57 pm on 06.02.2023. The epicenter was located 30 km to Kahramanmaras City.
According to initial reports, the earthquake has caused widespread damage in the affected area, with buildings collapsing and power outages being reported. There have also been several casualties, with rescue teams working to search for survivors.
Turkey, AFAD Disaster Management Agency has activated its emergency response plan and is working closely with local/international authorities to assess the extent of the damage and respond to the needs of the affected communities.
The public is advised to avoid non-essential travel to the affected area and to follow the guidance of local authorities. Officials are also urging people to stay informed of the latest updates through official channels and to avoid spreading false information on social media.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who have been affected by this tragedy. We stand in solidarity with the affected communities.