Turkey has received support and assistance to eliminate the consequences of the earthquake from more than 60 states, President Tayyip Erdogan said.
An earthquake of magnitude 7.7 occurred in the province of Kahramanmarash early in the morning on February 6. As Erdogan noted, it has become the strongest since 1939. This was followed by three dozen aftershocks, and in the middle of the day – another earthquake of magnitude 7.6. Tremors have been going on in Turkey for three days. According to the latest data, the death toll is 9057 people, almost 53 thousand injured.
“Numerous support and assistance comes, in particular, from more than 60 countries. Led by Azerbaijan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait provide their support. There is constant telephone support. They send their material and other necessary assistance,” Erdogan said.
According to him, today is a day of trials for the Turkish people. “Today is a test day for us, and we hope that this nation will overcome it, as it has overcome these tests until today. No one should worry about this,” the Turkish leader emphasized.