President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asks for “pardon” for the delay in the arrival of aid

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asks for “pardon” for the delay in the arrival of aid

The head of state, while traveling to a province in southeastern Turkey, justified these delays by “the devastating effect of earthquakes and bad weather.”

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On Monday, February 27, the Turkish President visited one of the areas most affected by the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey on February 6, which claimed more than 44,000 lives in Turkey. asked Recep Tayyip Erdogan “Sorry” To the residents of the southeastern province of Adiyaman for the delay in the arrival of relief materials.

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“Because of the devastating effect of the tremors and bad weather, we were not able to operate the way we wanted in Adiyaman in the first few days. I apologize for this”And the Turkish head of state said during a visit to this province, three weeks after the earthquake, which also struck neighboring Syria.

Aftershock kills at least one

An aftershock from the earthquake hit on Monday noon (local time) in Malatya province, also in the southeast. The Public Authority for Disaster Management (AFAD) announced that at least one person was killed and dozens injured in an earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale. Unfortunately, one of our citizens died, and 69 injured were taken to hospitals.Afad’s chief said during a press conference.

The aftershock of the February 6 earthquake occurred on February 27, 2023 in Malatya Province in southeastern Turkey.  (GOKHAN BALCI / ANADOLU AGENCY / AFP)

Thirty buildings collapsed during this aftershock. The mayor of Yesliurt, located near the epicenter, explained on Haberturk TV that a father and his daughter, who had come to collect their personal belongings from their homes, were under the rubble of a collapsed building. In total, nearly 10,000 aftershocks have occurred since February 6 in Turkey, according to Avad.

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