Death Toll Rises Above 900, International Aid Rolls in to Turkey

As of 0600 EST, Turkish authorities have reported at least 912 deaths as a result from last night’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake near Gaziantep. Syrian authorities are reporting at least 120 killed and 240 injured in Aleppo and Idlib.

Hundreds of government officials from around the world have expressed their solidarity with Turkey and at least twelve nations have pledged support through deploying emergency services such as firefighters and rescue personnel. The United States was the first country to direct aid to Turkey, when President Biden ordered USAID directly to the region.

The following list is confirmed aid announced by other nations in order of time of announcement:

  • Azerbaijan (370 personnel)
  • Taiwan (200,000 USD)
  • Ukraine
  • Malaysia (75 special search and rescue personnel)
  • Russian Federation (70 firefighters and 2 Il-76 transports)
  • Kosovo
  • Poland (76 firefighters)
  • Kazakhstan

Hundreds of structures have collapsed across Turkey and Syria. This has been the deadliest earthquake in Turkey since August 1999, when a 7.6 magnitude quake killed more than 17,000 people. The U.S. Geological Service has estimated that there is a 46% possibility that between 1,000 and 10,000 people were killed in this earthquake.

Tessaron
Tessaron
United States Military Academy and American Military University Alumni. Victor covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.

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