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Earthquake between Turkey and Syria, the death toll is 21,719. More miraculous rescues


The US loosens some sanctions against Syria. The PKK suspends its 'operations' in Turkey. Recorded 650 aftershocks. Along the fault a deformation of 300 km. The searches continue despite the fact that days have passed under the collapse and frost. ALL VIDEOS The UN: "Do not politicize aid to Syria". THE PHOTOS (ANSA)

The death toll from the earthquake rises to


: in Turkey the dead are 18,342 while, according to the latest updates from Syria, the dead are 3,377.

The US eases sanctions on Syria


Following the humanitarian catastrophe caused by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, the United States announced the temporary suspension of some economic sanctions on the central government in Damascus embodied by the disputed president Bashar al Assad.

In a circular released by the Treasury Department in Washington and echoed by international and Syrian media, a "general license is established to authorize earthquake relief efforts so that those providing assistance can focus on what's there." need most: saving lives and rebuilding".

Under the rubble 10 days, it resists 4 conditions - Chronicle

The first is the presence of air spaces for breathing.

Balzanelli (Sis 118) but recovery is difficult due to post-trauma stress (ANSA)

The PKK suspends "operations" in Turkey


The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has temporarily suspended its "operations" in Turkey after the earthquakes that hit the south of the country: this was announced by a military official of the group considered a terrorist formation from Ankara.

"Stop operations in Turkish cities. We have decided not to conduct any operations until the Turkish state attacks us," said Cemil Bayik, a senior official of the movement, quoted by the Firat news agency, close to the PKK.

ANSA Agency

Twelve year old pulled alive from the rubble after 62 hours - World

Almost 63,000 injured so far.

Race against time.

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Green metal coffins lined up in Gaziantep cemetery.

A 12 year old alive after 62 hours.

Extracted alive by the Italians two boys in Antioch.

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After 90 hours, late yesterday evening, 10-year-old Hilal Bilgi was rescued

, found in the rubble of a 7-storey apartment in Hatay.

To save the child, reports the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet, the rescuers dug a tunnel: the child was under a block of concrete and, with the approval of the relatives, it was decided to amputate his arm with an operation performed under the rubble .

In the earthquake the child lost his parents and 3 brothers.

ANSA. it

Turkey-Syria earthquake, a deformation of 300 km along the fault - Science & Technology

A deformation, i.e. a rift that extends for 300 kilometers along the East Anatolian fault, was caused by the earthquake that occurred on February 6 between Turkey and Syria.

"The two plates, the Arabic one and the Anatolian one, have moved by three metres, but the energy released by the fault has caused a very strong deformation along 300 kilometers", seismologist Aybige Akinci, of the National Institute of of Geophysics and Volcanology (Ingv).



Economic losses caused by the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria could exceed $4 billion.

This was stated by the rating agency Fitch.

"Economic losses are difficult to estimate as the situation evolves, but they seem likely to exceed '$2 billion and could reach $4 billion' or more," he said.


The Italian Angelo Zen

, 60, from Veneto, is still missing

ANSA Agency

An Italian from Veneto who is missing in Turkey is Angelo Zen - Veneto

"There is only one Italian missing who we have not been able to contact. It is Angelo Zen, from the province of Vicenza, we are in constant contact with the family".


Source: ansa

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