Turkey-Syria earthquake: Death toll passes 9,000
09 February 2023 | 7:11 am
Rescuers worked into the night in Turkey and Syria following Monday's devastating earthquake. But cold weather means time is short for possible survivors. More than 9,000 people have been killed. DW has the latest.
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