Turkey-Syria earthquake: demise toll passes 28,000 as UN warns it may ‘greater than double’ – newest information | Turkey-Syria earthquake 2023

Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (r) welcomes his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias (l) at Adana Şakirpaşa Airport in Turkey.
Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (r) welcomes his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias (l) at Adana Şakirpaşa Airport in Turkey.
Turkish overseas minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (r) welcomes his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias (l) at Adana Şakirpaşa Airport in Turkey. {Photograph}: Anadolu Company/Getty Pictures

Greece’s overseas minister Nikos Dendias arrived in Turkey on Sunday in a present of assist, the ministry stated, regardless of a longstanding rivalry between the 2 Nato nations.

Dendias was met by his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, in line with footage on state-run ERT TV, earlier than they boarded helicopters to go to the quake-hit areas, Agence France-Presse reviews.

His arrival marks the primary go to by a European minister to Turkey for the reason that earthquake.

The 2 ministers are travelling to Antakya, the place Greek rescuers are serving to with search and rescue operations.

The ministry stated he can even go to members of the Greek Help Mission within the nation.

Up to now, the Greek authorities has despatched 80 tonnes of medical and first help gear.

In line with the ministry, the overseas minister can even talk about methods Greece may give additional help to Turkey.

Good morning.

Because the rescue efforts proceed following the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, here’s a abstract of latest occasions.

  • The demise toll from Monday’s earthquake has surpassed 28,000. Turkish vice chairman stated final night time the demise toll in his nation had risen to 24,617. The Agence France-Presse has reported there was 3,553 demise in Syria.

  • UN emergency reduction coordinator Martin Griffiths stated the demise toll from the earthquake is more likely to “greater than double”, including that he anticipated tens of hundreds extra deaths. He visited the Turkish province of Kahramanmaraş on Saturday, describing the earthquake because the “worst occasion in 100 years on this area”

  • Search operations proceed, and in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hatay, a Romanian rescue group carried a 35-year-old man named Mustafa down a pile of particles from a constructing, broadcaster CNN Turk stated, about 149 hours after the quake.

  • A spokesman for the UN secretary-general has informed the BBC it was time “to place all politics apart” to ship help to Syria, Stéphane Dujarric, spokesperson for the UN secretary-general, António Guterres, added that it was “arduous to think about a extra advanced emergency” in Syria.

  • The WHO’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reportedly visited Aleppo on Saturday

  • Turkey’s president, Tayyip Recep Erdoğan, has warned that looters will likely be punished after reviews of individuals taking items in earthquake-hit areas. Turkish authorities arrested 48 folks for looting or attempting to defraud victims, state media reported on Saturday.

  • Turkish police have detained 12 folks over collapsed buildings within the southeastern provinces of Gaziantep and Şanlıurfa, together with constructing contractors, following the massive quake that hit Turkey, native media reported on Saturday.Turkish officers issued greater than 100 arrest warrants in reference to the poor development of buildings that collapsed in Monday’s earthquakes in Turkey.

  • Going through questions over his dealing with of Turkey’s most devastating earthquake since 1939, President Tayyip Erdogan promised to start out rebuilding inside weeks, saying a whole lot of hundreds of buildings have been wrecked.

  • The European Union’s envoy to Syria urged Damascus to not politicise problems with humanitarian help, rejecting accusations as “unfair” that the bloc had failed to supply enough assist to Syrians. “It’s completely unfair to be accused of not offering help, when truly we now have consistently been doing precisely that for over a decade and we’re doing a lot extra even in the course of the earthquake disaster,” Dan Stoenescu informed Reuters.

  • A border gate between Turkey and Armenia opened for the primary time in 35 years on Saturday to permit help to achieve these affected in southern Turkey, state-owned Anadolu information company and a diplomat stated

  • Turkish power firm Karadeniz Holding stated on Saturday it might ship two humanitarian help ships that may every home 1,500 folks, to assist the reduction effort within the southern province of Hatay, Turkey, Reuters reviews