Turkey has been rocked by a series of powerful earthquakes that has led to the death of more than 2,000 people.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 on the Richter scale shook the province of Kahramanmaras-Pazardzhik in Turkey on the morning of February 6. It became the most powerful earthquake since 1939. A following earthquake, with a magnitude of more than 7, occurred in the afternoon. As a result, almost 2,500 people died, and 8,553 people were injured. The earthquakes were also felt in Cyprus and Lebanon. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine received 24 appeals related to a lack of contact with Ukrainians in Turkey in the natural disaster zone. Ukraine also declared its readiness to help Turkey overcome the natural disaster’s consequences, particularly by sending rescuers.