Turkish Stringer Earthquake Diary | Episode 3: No sleep in Hatay, every minute counts for the rescue
On February 6, 2023, an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck southern Türkiye in the early hours of the morning local time, and a second major quake measuring 7.8 struck the same area at 1:24 p.m. Cities in southern Türkiye and northern Syria have been hit hard.
On February 8, CGTN Stringer Neyran Elden visited the city center of Hatay, one of the hardest-hit areas. Collapsed buildings can be seen everywhere, and there are still survivors waiting for rescue under the rubble. With the arrival of more rescue supplies and rescue teams, many tents were set up in the city center, where clothes and food were distributed, and more people could enter the tents for the night. "There is no sleep in Hatay," Elden says. "Now, every minute counts, and this is a critical time."