Erdogan threatens to ‘clear out’ Kurds at Syria border
03 November 2019 | 11:50 am
Turkey's Erdogan has announced he will "clear out" Kurdish forces from the Syrian border if Russia fails to do so. The Turkish leader's comments come as rights groups accuse the country of war crimes.
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As the dust begins to settle in Turkey, questions are being asked about construction scams and the politics that allowed unsafe structures to be built.
The number of countries present on the ground in Turkey is going down as humanitarian aid takes over from search and rescue missions. One of the main priorities now is providing medical assistance to alleviate, and at times even replace, Turkish hospital services that cannot face the crisis on their own, given that many health centers are damaged or even destroyed.
There is much sympathy in Iran for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria, but the disaster has also stoked fears. Iranian authorities seem to have learned little from similar past catastrophes in their country.
Survivors of Turkey's devastating earthquake are criticizing the government for a lack of sanitary facilities in the affected region. Emergency services say infectious diseases are on the rise.
US Secretary of State Blinken has promised Turkey extra aid following a recent devastating earthquake. But his visit also comes amid the thorny issue of NATO's expansion to Finland and Sweden, which Turkey is blocking.
More people have died after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the same border area that was devastated just two weeks ago. The new tremor triggered panic and injured hundreds.
In the aftermath of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, the level of trauma suffered by survivors is enormous. Among the homeless are thousands of children. They are particularly vulnerable and urgently need help.
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