Syrian foreign minister asks European countries to send aid despite sanctions
Faisal Mekdad, the foreign minister of Syria, told Lebanon's Al Mayadeen TV on Tuesday that sanctions are no justification for not sending relief following the devastating earthquake. Syrian government representatives have long contended that western sanctions have hurt attempts to rebuild in regions where the 12-year fighting has ended.
Rescuers save toddler trapped under rubble for about 33 hours
A 14-month-old child who had spent more than 30 hours stranded under the wreckage in the earthquake-stricken Hatay province of Turkey was found alive. She was spotted being taken to safety while being cradled in the arms of a rescuer as onlookers applauded their efforts.
Turkey-Syria earthquake LIVE updates: Fourth IAF plane leaves for Ankara
The fourth IAF aircraft leaves for Turkey with the remaining component of the field hospital. In addition to the necessary medical and other equipment to set up the hospital, this also comprises 54 members of the Indian Army medical team, Arindam Bagchi informed.
Turkey-Syria earthquake LIVE updates: Death toll rises above 6,200
Over 6,200 people have died as a result of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria, according to government data, and rescuers are still looking for trapped survivors. According to the authorities, 1,712 people perished in Syria and 4,544 in Turkey, putting the overall death toll to 6,256.
More than 16,000 rescuers engaged in search effort for survivors
The window for finding survivors is beginning to narrow, experts said, and the specialists flying to Turkey from the United States and beyond are certain to face challenges gaining access to the site and executing rescue operations.
Karnataka govt sets up helpline to aid people from the state in quake-hit Turkey
The Karnataka government on Tuesday set up a helpline to facilitate information and assistance flow for effected people of Karnataka in Turkiye. State Emergency Operation Helpline Numbers (Revenue Department-Disaster Management)- 080-1070, 080-22340676- will facilitate information and assistance flow (through Ministry of External Affairs) for affected people of Karnataka in Turkiye, Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority said in a release.
Iskenderun port in Turkey on fire after earthquake
In the earthquake-stricken port city of Iskenderun in southern Turkey, dozens of cargo containers burst into flames for the second day in a row on Tuesday. According to the Hurriyet daily, the fire at the Iskenderun international port has been raging since Monday at 5:00 pm (1400 GMT), when one of its containers tumbled over due to tremors after the fatal 7.8-magnitude earthquake.
Over 380,000 survivors moved to government facilities, says Turkish vice-president Fuat Oktay
Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay informed that 3,294 search and rescue teams from 14 different nations have already come to help. He stated that the teams were being moved to the most severely affected provinces, Hatay, Kahramanmaras, and Adiyaman. The Czech Republic, France, Malta, the Netherlands, India, Poland, Algeria, Italy, Moldova, Albania, Israel, Uzbekistan, Hungary, Germany, Serbia, Slovakia, Qatar, Britain, and Russia were among the nations that sent teams. The vice president noted that over 380,000 survivors were now being housed in government accommodation.
Turkey appreciates India for sending search, rescue teams
Turkey's ambassador to India, Firat Sunel, expressed gratitude for India's assistance in the form of search and rescue teams that arrived in the morning following two devastating earthquakes that struck Turkey in the space of 24 hours. He added that a second plane will arrive in the nation before sunset. Sunel said, "India is among the countries that send teams for search and rescue operations. And as you all know very well, India is among these foreign search and rescue teams. Early yesterday, just a few later than the first earthquake, Indian National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) held a coordination meeting upon the instruction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi."
Turkey-Syria earthquake LIVE updates: 70 countries had offered help in search and rescue operations
Erdogan said 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 impacted by the quakes.
Turkish President Erdogan declares 3-month state of emergency in 10 provinces hit by massive earthquakes
"In order to ensure that search and rescue activities and subsequent work can be carried out quickly, we have decided to declare a State of Emergency for 3 months in 10 provinces in accordance with Article 119 of the Constitution"
Turkey-Syria earthquake LIVE updates: UNESCO reviews quake damage to ancient sites
In order to quickly protect and stabilise them, the cultural agency of the United Nations said it is doing a preliminary assessment of the harm done to historical sites in the earthquake-affected regions. The historic Syrian city of Aleppo is listed as an endangered World Heritage site by the Paris-based UNESCO, and the organization is "particularly concerned about the situation." "The citadel has sustained significant damage. According to the statement, multiple structures in the souks have been weakened and the western tower of the mediaeval city wall has fallen. UNESCO expressed its sadness at the news of the collapse of many structures at the World Heritage-listed Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens in Turkey, which date back to the period of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Helpline established for Rajasthanis who are currently stuck in Turkey or Syria
A state government foundation has issued helpline numbers for non-resident Rajasthanis (NRR) seeking assistance in the earthquake-hit Turkey and Syria. Those seeking help can reach the foundation at: +91 83060 09838, 0141-2229111 and 011-23070807. "We have launched these helpline numbers to ensure that no NRR goes unattended during this crisis. The foundation will coordinate to provide assistance to those affected by the disaster," Rajasthan Foundation Commissioner Dhiraj Srivastava said.