Ambassador of Ukraine to Turkey Vasyl Bondar said that Ukrainians can visit the west and center of Turkey, but it is better not to go to the regions affected by the earthquake. 

He said this on February 7 during a briefing. 

The Ukrainian ambassador emphasized that other regions of Turkey where there was no earthquake are safe.

However, it is better not to go to the affected parts, as rescuers are still working there. 

"Airports in Istanbul, Ankara and key cities in central and western Turkey are operating as usual. There are no threats or fears for Ukrainian citizens there. Most of the affected areas - from Gaziantep, Adana, Mersin - are mainly the south and southeast of Turkey. There a significant number of airports are out of order or closed for passenger traffic. The main recommendation: do not go to these regions," said Vasyl Bodnar.

Destructive earthquake in Turkey 

A devastating earthquake occurred in Turkey on Monday, February 6, which killed thousands of people.

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake was the most powerful in Turkey in more than 80 years, and it also affected Syria.

Shocks were felt even in Cyprus, Egypt, Lebanon, Georgia, Libya and Israel.

10 cities were affected by the earthquake: Gaziantep, Kahramanmaras, Hatay, Osmaniye, Adiyaman, Malatya, Sanliurfa, Adana, Diyarbakir and Kilis.

Up to 20 aftershocks were recorded. 

Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay reported 3,419 dead and more than 20,000 wounded.

However, the WHO believes that the number of victims may be much higher. 

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