While Turkey is trying to heal the wounds of the 7.7 and 7.6 earthquakes that occurred in Pazarcık and Elbistan districts of Kahramanmaraş and caused destruction in 10 provinces, aid campaigns continue around the world. A German officer in the search and rescue team was seen speaking Turkish to comfort the earthquake victim in an image that fell on social media today and received great acclaim.
The world mobilized: Turkish sentence at the most critical moment: ‘Do not be afraid Zeynep’
After the earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 affecting 10 provinces in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey receives aid from all over the world.
Emphasizing that 6,810 search and rescue and medical personnel from 60 countries are currently working in Turkey, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey stated that 2,518 international rescuers are expected to come to Turkey.
TURKEY DECISION FROM NATO
In a written statement from NATO, it was reported that NATO member countries agreed to send “fully equipped semi-permanent” shelter facilities to Turkey to help shelter those displaced due to the devastating earthquakes that occurred on 6 February . It was stated that NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander for Europe, Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli, will lead the process.
It was stated that the shelter facilities held at the NATO Support Agency Southern Operations Center in Taranto, Italy, are normally used by NATO as a headquarters complex for exercises and operations. It was stated that the facilities could be equipped with different facilities, including heating, generators and medical treatment areas. It was noted that NATO military officials are currently evaluating shipping and time options.
Welcoming the decision to send shelter facilities, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said, “NATO stands in strong solidarity with our ally Turkey, and the deployment of these facilities will help save lives. NATO allies and partners provide significant support to the relief effort. We do our best to help those in need. We will continue to do everything,” he said.
THE EARTHQUAKE VICTORIES CALLED IN TURKISH: ZEYNEP HANIM DO NOT FEAR
The Work Of The Search And Rescue Team From Germany continues in Kahramanmaraş. In the images that fell on social media, it was seen that an officer in the search and rescue team spoke Turkish to comfort the earthquake victim.
In the video that went viral on social media in a short time, a person from the support team calls out to the woman under the rubble with a few words she learned and said, “Ms. Zeynep, don’t be afraid, Daniel is here!” says.
“Sometimes Silencing Speaks Louder”
A video about the search and rescue efforts in Adana was shared on the official social media account of the European Commission, Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid. In the shared video, it was seen that the Bulgarian search and rescue team was doing search and rescue work with the local authorities, while the people in the area remained in complete silence and waited without making a sound so that the voices of those under the rubble could be heard.
“Sometimes silence speaks louder than words… Yesterday, people in Adana, Turkey, remained silent so emergency teams could hear where the survivors were under the rubble,” the post said . Thanks to the Bulgarian rescue team for their life-saving work. ” Search and rescue efforts continue, ” it said.
AID COLLECTED IN WASHINGTON OVER 100 TONS
The aid campaign, which started 3 days ago at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, attracted great participation from other nationalities as well as Americans. Winter clothes, food and other aid materials brought to the embassy for earthquake victims were packed, then loaded on trucks and sent to the airport to be loaded onto a Turkish Airlines plane. According to the information received from the embassy, the aid collected exceeded 100 tons. Diplomatic missions of other countries in Washington also participated in the aid campaign.
Aziza Ebrahem, Representative of the Virginia Muslim Association, said, “We understand that there is a need for warm clothing. That’s why we brought thick clothing to be sent to both Syria and Turkey.” Afghan Hasib Ahmed, who came to help the embassy, said, “Afghans and Turks are brotherly nations. We are one and we will overcome this challenge together.”
NEW HUMANITARIAN AID FROM AZERBAIJAN
The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan announced that humanitarian aid including 200 tents and 183 heaters for earthquake victims is on the way due to winter weather conditions.
Azerbaijan Ministry of Emergency Situations, which has deployed teams of search and rescue and medical personnel to Turkey since the first day of the earthquakes, continues its humanitarian aid, including the field hospital. The Ministry announced that additional humanitarian aid, including 200 tents and 183 heaters, was on its way last night to help earthquake victims in winter conditions. The ministry also stated that as of yesterday, Azerbaijan search and rescue teams had pulled 44 people out of the rubble.
USA: OUR SUPPORT WILL CONTINUE
US Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price expressed his condolences to those who lost their lives in the earthquakes that struck Turkey and affected Syria as well.
Sharing the information that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and exchanged views on how the US can continue its support for the earthquake area, Price said that a US disaster relief team of 200 people is in the earthquake area, as well as two experienced personnel equipped with special equipment. He emphasized that the rescue team also provided support to the region with first aid supplies and medical equipment. The teams included first aid and logistics specialists, engineers and medical professionals, Price added.
HUNGARY TEAM SAVE THE LITTLE 1.5 YEAR OLD CHILD
The Pest city search and rescue team from Hungary arrived in Hatay on 7 February and started working. The team pulled a mother and her baby alive from the rubble today.
The moments of the Pest city team rescuing those who were under the rubble, including the 1.5-year-old little boy who was taken out yesterday, were caught on camera.
ARMENIA TEAM CONTINUES ITS WORK
The Armenian team, which came to Adıyaman from the regions affected by the earthquakes with the instruction of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, continues its work without interruption. It was stated that some of the Armenian rescuers went to the northwestern parts of Syria affected by the earthquakes and carried out search and rescue works.
Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan had given instructions on the day of the earthquake disaster and sent a search and rescue team to Turkey and Syria with humanitarian aid. In his message, Prime Minister Pashinyan said, “We are saddened by the news of the devastating earthquake that resulted in the loss of many lives in Turkey and Syria. We express our condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. Armenia is ready to provide assistance,” he said. It was stated that Prime Minister Pashinyan conveyed his condolences for those who lost their lives in the earthquake disaster in his phone call with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Vahan Kostanyan stated that the teams affiliated to the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) of Armenia set off for Adıyaman and Aleppo on the second day of the earthquakes with humanitarian aid.
PALESTINE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM IN TURKEY
The Palestinian Government’s team of 73 search-and-rescue and medical personnel reached Turkey and Syria. It was stated that 30 rescuers from the teams that set out from Jordan yesterday came to Turkey and 44 rescuers came from Syria.
Palestine’s search-and-rescue team set off for Turkey and Syria via Jordan, on the orders of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Palestinian rescuers who came to Turkey have started rescue efforts by going to earthquake areas as of today.
THEY PRAYED FOR THE EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS
Muslims in Bangladesh did not forget the disaster victims who were damaged in the earthquakes with magnitudes of 7.7 and 7.6, the epicenter of which was Kahramanmaraş. After the Friday prayer at Baitul Mukarram Mosque in the capital Dhaka, prayers were offered for those who lost their lives and injured in earthquakes in Turkey.
100 TONS OF AID MATERIAL FROM PAKISTAN
Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif made a statement at Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport, where 100 tons of aid materials sent to Turkey were loaded onto the plane in the city of Lahore. Prime Minister Sharif stated that Pakistan will continue to help the country affected by the disaster of the century every day. Prime Minister Sharif stated that an aid fund of 10 billion Rupees has been created for Turkey and urged the public to donate. Saying that Pakistan would never leave Turkey under these conditions, Sharif also called on the people to pray for the earthquake victims in Friday prayers. Emphasizing that thousands of people in Turkey and Syria are looking for their loved ones who were under the rubble, Sharif said, “I believe the people of Turkey and Syria will overcome this ordeal.”
TAIWAN MOVED FOR TURKEY
Taipei Turkish Trade Office organized a large-scale donation campaign for citizens in the Earthquake Region After The Kahramanmaraş-Based Earthquakes. On the second day of the campaign, which started on Wednesday, warehouses were filled with thousands of parcels sent from all over Taiwan. Items that started to be collected in the warehouses of the Tzu Chi Foundation were opened one by one and re-listed. Bringing relief supplies to the warehouse area where more than 200 Tzu Chi volunteers work, Taiwanese vehicles formed long queues.
ISRAEL TEAM SAVE A 10-YEAR-OLD CHILD RIGHT
In the statement made by Israel, it was stated that 8 people were rescued under the rubble, and a total of 18 people were rescued, within the scope of humanitarian aid called Olive Branches. The statement said, “This morning, rescue teams found and rescued a 10-year-old boy who was trapped in the ruins of a house in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, during an hour-long operation. Rescuers provided the boy with life-saving medical treatment during the rescue and then transported him to a hospital for further medical treatment.
A medical team of doctors, nurses and paramedics helped reopen a hospital abandoned during the earthquakes in Kahramanmaraş and started treatment.
KIRBY TÜRK ASKED THE JOURNALIST ABOUT HIS FAMILY
White House National Security Spokesman John Kirby gave the Turkish journalist priority at the press conference and asked him about the situation of his family and friends.
John Kirby, “How’s your family, are they okay?” while the Turkish journalist asked, “They are good, but there were millions of people there, I had friends.” he replied.
Kirby then asked , “Are they okay?” asked the Turkish journalist . said.
POLAND SHARE IMAGES OF RECOVERY: DAYAN TURKEY
Spanish search and rescue team rescued a boy and girl from rubble in Gaziantep. Those moments were captured on camera. The Spanish Ministry of Defense shared the images with the message “Don’t give up”.
Working in partnership with Turkish and international teams in Gaziantep’s Nurdağı district, the Spanish Military Emergency Unit (UME) rescued a boy and girl from the rubble. Along with the image they shared this morning, Spanish teams said in Turkish, “Good morning from Nurdagi, where our search and rescue team continues to work throughout the night to search for survivors. Hang on Turkey ”.
The Spanish Ministry of Defense imaged the rescue, “Soldiers from the UME rescued a boy and a girl alive and continue to work to save the children’s mothers. Don’t give up,” he shared with the message.