Turkey and Syria earthquake|On February 6, 2023, two devastating earthquakes, measuring 7.7 and 7.4 on the Richter scale, struck southern Turkey and northern Syria, killing more than 26,200 and injuring more than 84,000 in both countries.
Where did the earthquake strike?
The earthquake struck 10 cities in southern Turkey: Sanliurfa, Adıyaman, Kahramanmaraş, Adana, Malatya, Hatay, Gaziantep, Diyarbakır, Osmaniye, Kilis.
The earthquake struck 3 cities in northern Syria: Aleppo, Latakia, Idlib, and Manbij.
Are flights still on to Turkey and Syria?
Turkey’s most popular cities with international travellers – Ankara and Istanbul – are in the west of the country, hundreds of kilometres away. Travel to these cities and areas like the Aegean coast is operating as normal.
However, travel to the earthquake zones is difficult and unadvisable.
Have heritage sites been damaged by the earthquake?
Various cultural attractions have been badly damaged by the earthquake.
UNESCO – the United Nations’ cultural agency – is “particularly concerned” about the ancient city of Aleppo in Syria, a spokesperson said.
The Citadel of Aleppo, a large medieval palace in the centre of the city, has been “significantly damaged.”
In Turkey, buildings at the Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens have collapsed. This is a world heritage site dating back more than 2,000 years.
How can you help people in Turkey and Syria?
You can donate and help those affected in Turkey and Syria through:
1- Turkish Disaster Management Organization (AFAD):
2- The Turkish Red Crescent Organization:
You can donate and help those affected in Syria:
1- Molham Organization:
Is it safe to travel to Turkey?
As a country, we are healing our wounds. The destinations we work with are far from these regions and we do not experience any problems, Our operations are continuous in (Istanbul, Cappadocia, Izmir, Pamukkale, Antalya, Fethiye, Bodrum, Ephesus, Marmaris, Bursa).
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