Turkish President Erdogan declared a state of emergency in 10 southeastern provinces affected by the earthquake.

The picture shows a street somewhere in Hatay Province, Turkey, devastated after the earthquake.


[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced today (7) that the 10 provinces in the southeastern part of the country affected by the earthquake will enter a three-month state of emergency.

"We have decided to declare a state of emergency to ensure that our (search and rescue) work can continue as quickly as possible," Edogan said in a televised talk, according to Agence France-Presse.

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Search and rescue personnel successfully rescued a woman alive in Hatay province.