UN says Turkey’s earthquake damage exceeds $100 billion
07 March 2023 | 3:15 pm
The United Nations has recently announced that the costs of damages caused by the earthquake that hit Turkey in early February are estimated to surpass the $100 billion mark.
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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.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said Berlin would increase aid by over €22 million. Meanwhile, the UN reports almost 9 million people have been affected by the disaster in Syria. Follow DW for the latest.
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