A call for aid was made for the second-largest earthquake in the last century
After the 7.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred at 04:17 this morning in the Pazarcık District of Kahramanmaraş, an international call for help was made. Asst. Prof. Dr. Ali Semin, from the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Istanbul Gelisim University, underlined that the call for international assistance is of great significance and stated that transportation and communication processes in the disaster area should be managed in such extraordinary times.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 occurred at 04:17 this morning in the Pazarcık District of Kahramanmaraş. After the earthquake that caused loss of life and property in many cities such as Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Diyarbakır, Adana and Malatya, Internal Affairs Minister Süleyman Soylu called for international aid. Asst. Prof. Dr. Ali Semin from Istanbul Gelisim University (IGU) Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science and International Relations, underlined that the international call for help is of great importance and also added transportation and communication processes in the disaster area should be managed in such extraordinary times.
AFAD's (Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency) search and rescue efforts continue
The 7.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred at a depth of 7 km from the ground caused destruction in many centers such as Kahramanmaraş, Hatay, Gaziantep, Diyarbakır, Şanlıurfa and Adana. While municipalities, governorships and the Turkish Armed Forces continue their search and rescue efforts in the disaster area, AFAD has warned the victims not to enter the damaged buildings. Internal Affairs Minister Süleyman Soylu, who gave the 4th level alarm from the disaster area, stated that this alarm also includes the international call for help.
The second-largest earthquake encountered in the last century took place in Kahramanmaraş this morning. Asst. Prof. Dr. Ali Semin: “Turkey has always sent aid to many disaster areas in the international arena. After the 7.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred in our country this morning and caused many casualties, an international call for help was made. In cases of emergencies and very serious dangers, a 4th-level alarm is given. This alarm explains the situation in Kahramanmaraş. What kind of support and help is needed in our country over time, the scope of the call for help will be shaped accordingly. There are expectations that international aid organizations, organizations and governments of countries, especially the countries with which Turkey is a brother, will respond to this call."
“Red alert for Turkey”
Stating that there is a red alert for Turkey, Asst. Prof. Dr. Ali Semin said: “Turkey is a country that has been struggling with natural disasters for years. Considering the level of the earthquake and the destruction it caused, it is obvious that the situation is much more serious this time. Our country is a country that can seriously fight against disasters. Another crucial issue within the scope of the call in the international arena is how international organizations will help our country. Turkey will notify the international organizations in which field and sense it needs support/aid at the moment.”