President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has declared a state of emergency in the 10 Turkish provinces affected by the devastating earthquakes in southern Turkey. The state of emergency will last for three months and is aimed at providing the necessary support and resources to the affected communities.
In a speech, Reuters reports that the Turkish president said on Tuesday that 70 countries had offered help in search and rescue operations and that Turkey planned to open up hotels in the tourism hub of Antalya, to the west, to temporarily house people affected. He also stated that the death toll in Turkey had risen to 3,549 people, raising the combined death toll in Turkey and Syria to 5,151.
The earthquakes have caused widespread destruction and disruption to the lives of the people in the affected regions. In response to the disaster, President Erdoğan has taken swift action to provide aid and assistance to those in need. The state of emergency will allow the government to mobilize resources and personnel more efficiently, providing a coordinated response to the crisis.
The declared disaster zone encompasses areas where the earthquakes have caused the most damage and where the need for aid and assistance is the greatest. The government is working closely with local authorities and aid organizations, including the FGRF of Dawateislami, to provide immediate assistance to those affected, including shelter, food, and medical care.
Haji Abdul Habib Attari, Rukn e Shura of dawateislami from Pakistan has also traveled to Turkey to support relief efforts and help the affected communities. He is joining forces with the FGRF of Dawateislami, an organization dedicated to providing aid in times of crisis.