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Turkish Airlines to Evacuate 30,000 People from Earthquake Zones on Wednesday

Turkish Airlines plans to evacuate 30,000 people from earthquake zones on Wednesday.

“We continue to evacuate our citizens from disaster areas. Yesterday we transported 19,050 people, and today we plan to evacuate 30,000 people. We ask our citizens to calmly wait in line at airports,” an airline spokesman said on Twitter.

A series of powerful earthquakes in Turkey occurred on the night of February 6, affecting ten provinces of the country. Strong tremors were felt in northern Syria. This is the most powerful earthquake in Turkey since 1939. 

The first earthquake of magnitude 7.8 with an epicenter at a depth of 7 km occurred at 4:17 am in the province of Kahramanmarash in the south of the country. Later, a second earthquake occurred in the central part of Turkey, and tremors were felt in Diyarbakir, Sanliurfa, Ankara, and Adana. The magnitude of the new earthquake was 7.6.

Turkey, Syria earthquake death toll tops 11,200.

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