We were unable to provide the public with the promised aid after the earthquake : President Erdogan

The death toll over 21,000

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Ankara (Turkiye) – Earthquakes in Turkiye and Syria have killed more than 21,000 people so far. More than 50,000 people have been injured. More than 3 lakh people have been displaced in Syria. As more than 70 countries around the world came forward to aid Turkey, its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan admitted that ‘”Initially after the earthquake, we did not help as much as we should have.” After the earthquake, people from many parts of the country experienced delays in receiving aid. There were also complaints of delays in receiving the required rescue materials. The Government was also accused of negligence. Erdogan then admitted the above mistake. Erdogan said that the Government is doing everything possible to help its people and no one will be reduced to homelessness in the country.

10 Indian citizens stuck in Turkiye

India’s Ministry of External Affairs claims that an Indian citizen is missing after the earthquake in Turkiye. Also, 10 Indians are stuck in remote areas of Turkiye. Currently, the efforts to rescue them are still on.

Twitter has been closed in Turkiye !

Twitter has been blocked in Turkiye. The Turkish Government passed a Bill against social media in October last year.

Turkiye has shifted by a distance of at least 10 feet due to the earthquake !

Turkiye is situated between 3 tectonic plates in the subsurface. These plates are the Anatolian, tectonic, Eurasian and Arabian plates. According to experts, the Anatolian tectonic plate and Arabian plate have moved 225 km away from each other. As a result, Turkiye has shifted at least 10 feet from its geographical location. Italian seismologist Dr Carlo Doglioni said that this shift in the tectonic plates may have sunk Turkiye at a depth of about 20 feet below Syria.

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