Turkey is struck by a series of catastrophic earthquakes. They started with two big earthquakes that struck the city of Kahramanmaras. The latest big earthquake that struck the area was in the 1500s. The taken measurements and support from the state help victims of earthquakes to recover. You may find details and how to help the victims of earthquakes in Turkey below.

It Was One of the Worst Earthquakes in All World in the Last Two Decades

turkey-earthquake-map-2023The first earthquake that started the disaster was the earthquake that struck the Pazarcık district of Kahramanmaraş. It struck at night, at the exact time of 01:17 on 6 February. The magnitude of this earthquake was recorded as 7.7 with an 8.6 depth.

While still shocked by the first one, the second earthquake struck the Elbistan district of Kahramanmaraş with a 7.6 magnitude and 7.0 depth. The second earthquake shocked all areas at 10:24 on the same day.

The earthquakes occurred in the southeastern part of Turkey. It is known that this part of the country is an earthquake zone, but earthquakes only rarely occur once in centuries.

The state of Turkey knows this aspect of the area. Turkey took essential precautions, especially after the earthquake disaster occurred in 1999. Turkey prepared and took into effect laws to minimize the outcomes. Also, there are hard restrictions on constructing new buildings.

Turkey is showing great efforts to reconstruct buildings in residential areas. For years, comprehensive urban transformation projects provide new stocks for earthquake resistance buildings.

In the earthquake area, mostly demolished buildings are old and buildings that were not involved yet in the urban transformation projects. The newer buildings get through these earthquakes with minor-medium defects.

Multiple Cities Affected by the Earthquakes in Turkey

The cities affected by the earthquakes are Kahramanmaraş, Gaziantep, Malatya, Diyarbakır, Kilis, Şanlıurfa, Adıyaman, Hatay, Osmaniye, and Adana. Also, starting from Syria, nearly all neighboring countries felt the earthquake.

According to geologists, it is one of the worst earthquakes that hit the region. But the taken measurements and support organizations by the Turkish state make it easier to recover from the earthquake.

How to Help Earthquake Victims in Turkey?

turkey-earthquake-helpOur hearts are with all people still waiting to be saved, awaiting medical aid, and those who lost their loved ones. We are part of this sadness and doing every possible effort to help people there with cooperation with GYODER and GIGDER.

If you are willing to help, you may make donations through any local organization in your country to help the people in Turkey. For more direct and faster help, we as the Tekçe family recommend you to help through Ahbap, one of the most transparent and reliable NGOs in Turkey.

You may use cryptocurrency addresses and SWIFT accounts of Ahbap to help Turkey.

You may visit the website of Ahbap to get detailed information about donations with stablecoins and with credit cards.

USDT Wallet Addresses:

BEP20 Wallet Address: 0xB67705398fEd380a1CE02e77095fed64f8aCe463

ERC20 Network Transfers: 0xe1935271D1993434A1a59fE08f24891Dc5F398Cd

Avalanche Network Transfers: 0x868D27c361682462536DfE361f2e20B3A6f4dDD8

IBAN Numbers of Ahbap Derneği

EUR account: TR150006400000210212150277

GBP account: TR370006400000210212260849

USD account: TR320006400000210212150262


Thank you for standing by Turkey with your help and prayers.