Following the deadly earthquake in Türkiye, the president of the country, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced a week of public mourning throughout his country.

Iran PressAsia: Turkish authorities confirm 1,651 deaths, with another 968 reported in Syria, after powerful earthquakes bring thousands of buildings crashing down in both countries.

Initial magnitude 7.8 tremor in southeastern Turkey early on Monday was followed by magnitude 7.6 earthquake hours later amid several aftershocks.

Syria earthquake death tolls hits 968

The death toll in Syria following Monday’s earthquake has increased to 968, according to government and rescue groups.

The quake killed at least 538 people and left at least another 1,353 injured in government-controlled parts of Syria, including the provinces of Aleppo, Hama, Latakia and Tartus, the health ministry said.

In rebel-held parts of the northwest of the country, at least 430 people were killed and more than 1,050 were injured, the White Helmets rescue group said, warning the toll could increase.


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