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Erdogan, Coalition Partner to Visit Quake-Hit Areas on Monday, Media Reports

© AP Photo / Francisco SecoA man sits on a chair next to rubble of a destroyed building in Iskenderun city, southern Turkiye, Tuesday, February 14, 2023.
A man sits on a chair next to rubble of a destroyed building in Iskenderun city, southern Turkiye, Tuesday, February 14, 2023.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 20.02.2023
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ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Devlet Bahceli, the leader of Turkey's Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), on Monday will visit areas in southeastern Turkiye mostly affected by the devastating earthquakes, a local newspaper reported, citing sources.
Erdogan and Bahceli are expected to visit the province of Hatay to assess the situation on the ground, media reported, adding that the Turkish president and the MHP leader would meet with victims of the earthquakes and inspect repair work in the region after the disaster.
The Turkish president already visited Hatay on February 8, two days after the earthquakes, as part of his broader trip to disaster-hit provinces, which also include Gaziantep, Osmaniye, Kahramanmaras and others, according to the newspaper.
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