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UPDATES: Turkiye Quake Death Toll Rises to 18,342, in Syria it Currently Stands at 1,347

On 6 February, south-eastern Turkiye and northern Syria were hit by a massive earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, several powerful aftershocks and then another earthquake causing unimaginable devastation.
The earthquake toppled thousands of buildings and has left more than 15,000 dead in both countries. The death toll is expected to climb as more bodies are recovered from the rubble.
Many international organizations and world leaders have offered assistance to the Turkish and Syrian authorities to deal with the aftermath of the disaster.
Turkiye says it was the most powerful earthquake recorded in the country since 1939. It was followed by more than 78 aftershocks and a second quake of 7.5 magnitude.
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06:35 GMT 10.02.2023
Turkiye Quake Death Toll Rises to 18,342, in Syria it Currently Stands at 1,347
05:37 GMT 10.02.2023
Syria Quake Death Toll Stands at 1,347, While More Than 2,200 Injured, Health Ministry Says
00:52 GMT 10.02.2023
A residential building destroyed by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that occurred on February 6 is seen in Aleppo, Syria - Sputnik International, 1920, 10.02.2023
US Eases Syria Sanctions to Allow Transaction for Earthquake Relief - Treasury
23:52 GMT 09.02.2023
Russian Military Rescued 47 People From Under Rubble in Syria, Treated 225 Nationals
The Russian military has saved 47 Syrian nationals from under the rubble and provided medical assistance to over 200 people after the devastating earthquake hit the Arab country on February 6, Maj. Gen. Oleg Egorov, deputy head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria, said on Thursday.

"Russian soldiers continue to take part in the elimination of the consequences of the earthquake in Latakia, Aleppo, and Hama governorates. Since February 6, 2023, 47 people have been rescued from under the rubble, medical assistance has been rendered to 225 Syrian citizens, and the distribution of 38.5 tonnes of humanitarian aid has been organized," Egorov told a briefing.

Since Monday, parts of Turkiye and Syria have been rattled by a series of earthquakes and aftershocks that killed more than 17,000 people and collapsed thousands of homes, with over 1,300 people killed in Syrian alone. Russia is among the nations that are providing assistance to both countries.
18:18 GMT 09.02.2023
Death Toll From Earthquake in Turkiye Rises to 17,134, Number of Injured Tops 70,000
17:19 GMT 09.02.2023
Russia in Constant Contact With Turkiye, Syria on Earthquake Aid
Russia is in constant contact with Syria and Turkiye in connection with recent earthquakes, including by linking them with Russian organizations willing to provide assistance to both countries, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said on Thursday.
"We are in constant contact with the Syrian and Turkish authorities. In recent days, the [Russian] foreign ministry has been very seriously organizing this assistance. The Ministry of Emergency Situations is, of course, at the forefront," Grushko told reporters on the sidelines of the Valdai Discussion Club.
The diplomat added that the foreign ministry received inquiries from numerous Russian organizations willing to provide assistance to Turkiye and Syria.
"We bring all this to the attention of our partners, and if there are needs and opportunities to accept our assistance, then it will be provided," Grushko said.
17:15 GMT 09.02.2023
Syrian Earthquake Death Toll Rises to 1,347 - Health Ministry
Syria's death toll from the earthquake increased to 1,347, Health Minister Hassan al-Ghabash said.
"The number of victims of the earthquake has increased to 1,347, the number of injured to 2,295," the minister said during a press conference in Damascus.
16:56 GMT 09.02.2023
France to Provide $13Mln in Aid to Syrians Affected by Earthquake - Reports
France will provide 12 million euros ($12.9 million) in financial assistance to the Syrians affected by recent earthquakes, the Ouest France newspaper reported on Thursday, citing French Foreign Ministry spokesman Francois Delmas.
The aid will be distributed in coordination with non-governmental and UN organizations to all regions affected by the deadly earthquakes, including 10 million euros for humanitarian aid and 2 million euros "under consideration" for food aid, the spokesman was cited as saying. He reportedly stressed that the provision of aid to Syria's population does not mean a change in France's political approach towards the Syrian government.
In addition, France will assist Turkiye by sending over 50,000 vaccines against diphtheria and tetanus in the near future, Delmas was cited as saying.
France will also donate 500,000 euros to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, which, among other things, helps those affected by the earthquakes.
15:44 GMT 09.02.2023
UN Chief Says People in Turkiye, Syria Face Nightmare on Top of Nightmare After Earthquakes
UN Secretary-General Antonio Gueterres said that people in Turkiye and Syria are suffering one nightmare after another as a result of Monday’s catastrophic earthquakes and aftershocks as well as the lack of supplies to help them in the situation.
"People are facing nightmare on top of nightmare," Guterres said on Thursday.
The United Nations is rushing to help and this is why UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths will travel to areas affected by the earthquakes this weekend, Guterres added.
15:42 GMT 09.02.2023
Erdogan Says Death Toll From Earthquake Reaches 16,546, Over 66,000 Injured
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that the death toll from several earthquakes in the country has reached 16,546 and over 66,000 were injured.
Earlier, it was reported that 16,170, were killed.
"At the moment, 16,546 people were killed, and 66,132 were injured," Erdogan said.
15:10 GMT 09.02.2023
UN Chief Says No Sanctions Should Interfere With Relief Efforts in Syria
No sanctions should interfere with relief efforts in Syria as the country is dealing with the fallout of the devastating earthquake, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday.
"This is a moment in which everybody has to make very clear that no sanctions of any kind interfere with relief to the population of Syria in the present moment," Guterres told journalists.
14:02 GMT 09.02.2023
Turkish Parliament Approves 3-Month State of Emergency in 10 Earthquake-Hit Provinces
The Turkish parliament approved on Thursday a state of emergency in 10 provinces of the country affected by the recent earthquakes, a Turkish broadcaster reported.
The state of emergency will be introduced for a three-month period, it added.
13:57 GMT 09.02.2023
The Death Toll of Turkiye Earthquake Exceeds 16,000, Erdogan Says
The death toll from the devastating earthquake in Turkiye has risen to 16,170, and another 64,194 were injured, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.
Earlier, it was reported that 14,351 were killed.
"At the moment, 16,170 people were killed, and 64,194 were injured," Erdogan said.
12:47 GMT 09.02.2023
12:12 GMT 09.02.2023
Cavusoglu: Turkiye Experiences the Biggest Disaster in History
"We are experiencing the biggest disaster in our history. We have received offers of assistance from 95 countries and 16 international organizations. 6479 people from 56 countries are working in the disaster area. Rescue teams from 19 countries will arrive in our country within 24 hours," Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu said.
11:47 GMT 09.02.2023
Fitch Estimates Damage From Devastating Earthquake in Turkiye at $4 Billion
11:14 GMT 09.02.2023
President Erdogan Arrives in Gaziantep
10:56 GMT 09.02.2023
10:37 GMT 09.02.2023
Turkiye Quake Death Toll Exceeds 14,000, Erdogan Says
The death toll from the devastating earthquake in Turkey has risen to 14,014, and another 63,794 were injured, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.
09:59 GMT 09.02.2023
Turkish Seismologist Expects Next Strong Earthquake Near Canakkale Port
A new powerful earthquake may occur soon in the area of Turkey's​​ Canakkale port in the Sea of ​Marmara due to increased seismic activity there, Turkish seismologist Dogan Perincek told Sputnik on Thursday.
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