The President of Turkey, Recep Erdogan has announced a state of emergency for three months in the 10 states most affected by the earthquake that occurred on February 6, 2023.

Erdogan has said that the death toll from the earthquake that occurred in southeastern Turkey has increased to 3,549, making the total number of those killed, including those in northern Syria, more than 5,000.

It has been stated that some countries from around the world have promised help in search and rescue operations that are hampered by cold and snow.

Various leaders continue to come forward to offer their support and condolences.

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi has called Turkey's President Erdogan to express his sorrow for the deaths of thousands of people and to wish the injured a speedy recovery, the Turkish Communications Directorate said in a statement.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also sent his condolences to Erdogan.

At the same time, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke with Bashar al-Assad of Syria offering support for earthquake relief efforts, the Egyptian president said.