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Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing - Feb. 7, 2023

Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing - Feb. 7, 2023
Daily briefing on latest developments around world

WASHINGTON (AA) - Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments around the world.

At least 2,921 people were killed and 15,834 others injured in 10 provinces of Türkiye due to two strong earthquakes that jolted the southern part of the country, an official from the nation’s disaster agency said early Tuesday.

In Syria, government and rescue officials reported that nearly 1,300 people were killed and over 2,400 others were wounded in the quakes.

Türkiye will observe seven days of national mourning after deadly earthquakes hit several southern provinces, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Monday.

Many world leaders including US President Joe Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Israeli President Isaac Herzog and French President Emmanuel Macron conveyed their condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday in the wake of powerful earthquakes in the country's southern region.

The UN General Assembly held a minute of silence for the victims of the deadly earthquake in Türkiye and Syria on Monday.

In addition to NATO and the EU, Türkiye received offers for aid from 45 countries after the deadly powerful earthquake, the Turkish President said Monday.

White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said the US is "in the process of deploying" two 79-person teams in addition to personnel already on the ground "to support Turkish search and rescue efforts and to help address the needs of all those who have been hurt or displaced by the earthquake."

Seventeen European nations are providing search and rescue teams to Türkiye after a series of earthquakes caused widespread destruction in the country’s south and east.

Several Balkan countries announced that they would be sending search and rescue parties to Türkiye in the wake of powerful earthquakes.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said Monday that its emergency teams are ready to be deployed to the quake-hit regions in Türkiye and Syria.

Sports organizations, leagues, clubs and players sent messages of sympathy to Türkiye on Monday after strong earthquakes hit the country's southern region.​​​​​​​

source: News Feed
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