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Earthquake in Turkey: football fans surprise with an emotional gesture in the stadium


There are new earthquakes around Turkey and Syria. A chamber of architects blames the Turkish government for the extent of the quake. The news ticker.

There are new earthquakes around Turkey and Syria.

A chamber of architects blames the Turkish government for the extent of the quake.

The news ticker.

  • In

    a first division game



    : football fans demand Erdogan's resignation in the stadium

  • Another earthquake



    : Aftershocks shake the country

  • Penalties

    against three

    Turkish TV stations

    : The reason is critical reports after the earthquake

  • This

    news ticker

    on the catastrophic






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Update from February 27, 7:22 a.m .

: Football fans in Istanbul threw stuffed animals and children’s toys onto the lawn “in solidarity with the earthquake victims”, as reported by the Anadolu state news agency.

At a game of the Turkish first division football team Besiktas on Sunday evening, the action started at 4:17 a.m. – the time of the earthquake disaster on February 6, 2023.

"Government resigns" - Football fans are again demanding the resignation of Erdogan

The billboard showed the names of the provinces affected by the quake.

The club shared videos of it on Twitter.

However, anti-government slogans were again heard in the game against Antalyaspor.

The fans chanted: "Government resigns".

As early as Sunday evening, fans of the Turkish first division club Fenerbahce

(see update from February 26, 12:33 p.m.)

had called for the resignation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government.


İnönü'de maç başlamadan, Beşiktaş ve Antalya taraftarı birlikte atıyor sloganı.

— Zafer Arapkirli (@ZaferArapkirli) February 26, 2023

Update from February 26, 5:28 p.m .

: About three weeks after the earthquake disaster, the number of deaths in Turkey has risen to 44,374.

This was announced by the head of the Afad civil protection authority, Yunus Sezer, on Sunday.

On Friday, the Turkish authorities had reported 44,218 deaths.

5,900 deaths were recently reported from Syria.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said most of the foreign search and rescue teams have now left.

But helpers from home and abroad were still following up on clues about missing people.

In a first division game in Turkey: football fans demand Erdogan's resignation in the stadium

Update from February 26, 12:33 p.m

.: Football fans of the Turkish first division club Fenerbahce Istanbul got loud at the home game in Istanbul.

They shouted from the fan gallery, "Man, step down (finally)!", as can be heard in a video shared by fan platform Tek Yol Fener.

Accordingly, they accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government of lying and fraud for 20 years.

Elsewhere, the fans chanted: "Government, resign!" Recordings of the chanting were shared on social networks under the hashtag #Fenerbahce and these sparked discussions in Turkey on Sunday morning.

It was the first Fenerbahce game after the devastating earthquake in southeastern Turkey on February 6 that killed tens of thousands.

Erdogan has been in power for 20 years.

After the earthquake, criticism of his government's crisis management was raised.

The opposition also accuses Erdogan of not adequately preparing the country for such an earthquake and of having failed in construction supervision.

The government denies the allegations.

Fenerbahçe tribunleri: "Yalan yalan yalan, dolan dolan dolan, 20 sene oldu istifa ulan!"

— Tek Yol FENER (@TekYolFener) February 25, 2023

Turkey is currently in the election campaign.

The parliamentary and presidential elections would normally take place in June.

However, before the earthquake, Erdogan had announced that he would bring the elections forward to May 14.

Whether he sticks to the date is still unclear.

After the earthquake disaster in Turkey and Syria: Humanitarian EU airlift to Syria begins

Update from February 26, 12:15 p.m .

: Humanitarian EU airlift for earthquake victims started: Two planes with relief supplies landed in the Syrian capital Damascus.

Among other things, they delivered winter-proof tents, equipment for accommodation and heaters, the EU Commission announced on Sunday.

These are the first flights of this type to land in Damascus, and more are to follow.

They deliver aid from EU camps in Dubai and Brindisi in Italy to the populations in both government-controlled and non-government-controlled areas.

420 tons of relief supplies are to be delivered to Syria via this airlift.

Of these, 225 tons from the EU's own stocks worth 1.1 million euros, according to the press release.

Earthquakes in Turkey again: numerous new earthquakes reported

Update from February 25, 12.45 p.m

.: The earthquake region on the border between Turkey and Syria does not come to rest.

On Saturday, a 5.2-magnitude quake hit the central Anatolian province of Nigde in Turkey, according to the Kandilli earthquake monitor.

The epicenter was therefore in the district of Bor. Shortly before, according to the Turkish civil protection authority AFAD, there had been several earthquakes of magnitude 4.

Initially, there was no information on casualties or damage.

More than 60 aftershocks were recorded from Syrian locations within 24 hours, the country's earthquake center announced on Saturday.

Two earthquakes were reported in neighboring Iraq, the state news agency INA reported.

According to the Rudaw news site, they had a magnitude of 4.3 and 4.0.

There were initially no reports of casualties or damage.

Two continental plates meet in the region, and the risk of earthquakes is correspondingly high.

On February 6, two earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 shook southeast Turkey and northwest Syria.

This was followed by more than 9,000 aftershocks, according to Turkish sources.

The number of confirmed fatalities in both countries has now risen to more than 50,000.

Update from February 24, 8:37 p.m .:

The number of people killed by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria has risen to more than 50,000.

Turkey alone recorded 44,218 deaths, the Turkish disaster agency Afad announced on Friday.

5,900 deaths were reported from Syria after the devastating earthquake.

After the earthquake in Turkey: experts blame the Erdogan government for the extent of the destruction

Update from February 24, 4:56 p.m .:

The Turkish Chamber of Architects TMMOB has given the government great complicity in the extent of the devastating earthquake disaster in Turkey and Syria.

More than 43,000 people lost their lives in Turkey alone.

By subsequently legalizing thousands of unauthorized buildings, the government had put the lives of many people at risk, according to a report by the chamber on Thursday.

Almost half of the buildings in the region affected by the earthquake were built after 2001.

At that time, strict building regulations for earthquake safety were already in force.

Despite everything, half of the collapsed or badly damaged buildings are from this period.

Construction supervision has been transferred to the private sector, which means that the state has neglected its responsibility for the general public.

With a view to the government's promise to rebuild the affected regions within a year, the chamber warned that reconstruction should not be carried out under the same premises.

According to the government, 164,000 buildings have been registered as collapsed or badly damaged.

According to the Chamber of Architects, data from recent years shows that the Toki state housing authority can only build around 58,500 houses a year.


An excavator tears up the remains of a destroyed building.

© Emrah Gurel/dpa

The report also criticized again that no help had reached many places for days.

In cities in Hatay province, for example, the government and emergency services only began to provide active assistance on the fourth day.

In the city of Malatya, for example, the disaster service was active from day one, but was not effective due to a lack of coordination and organization.

The crisis response revealed that the state was massively unprepared.

Governors appointed by the government would also have created a chaos of competences and slowed down decisions.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and government officials had rejected such criticism.

Erdogan had admitted that there had been problems in the first few days.

The government justified bottlenecks in the supply of the crisis regions with the size of the affected area and the severity of the disaster, among other things.

New earthquakes in Turkey again: after the Mediterranean tremor, another earthquake follows

Update from February 23, 7.30 p.m .:

Another quake has shaken Turkey.

The magnitude 5 tremor in the south-eastern Turkish province of Hatay made the bobs tremble.

This was announced by the Kandilli seismic authority on Thursday.

The epicenter of the quake was therefore in the district of Defne.

Initially, no casualties or damage were reported.

The province was already marked by the devastating double earthquake two and a half weeks ago.

New earthquake shakes Turkey: So far, 8,550 aftershocks have been measured after the devastating double earthquake

The magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 earthquakes on February 6 have been followed by 8,550 aftershocks so far, according to the Turkish disaster agency Afad.

Several of them had a strength of more than 6.

According to official figures, more than 49,000 people have died in Turkey and Syria.

According to the Turkish government, more than 164,000 buildings have either been badly damaged or collapsed and urgently need to be demolished.

Again new earthquakes:

Update from February 23, 2:35 p.m .:

The federal government wants to facilitate fundraising for the victims of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

The Federal Ministry of Finance informed the German Press Agency on Thursday that a so-called disaster decree is currently being coordinated with the tax authorities of the federal states.

The decree should apply retrospectively to fundraisers from February 6, 2023.

It is still unclear when exactly it will come into force.

It is about organizational and tax relief.

According to a new government report, 164,321 buildings were destroyed or severely damaged in the devastating earthquakes in Turkey.

Urban planning minister Murat Kurum gave this figure to journalists in Adiyaman province on Thursday.

The affected houses urgently need to be demolished, he added.

Preparatory work for the reconstruction had already begun.

Strong earthquake in Tajikistan: magnitude of at least 6.8

Update from February 23, 10:05 a.m .:

After the earthquake in the Mediterranean on Wednesday (February 22), a strong earthquake shook a sparsely populated part of Tajikistan on Thursday morning.

The China Earthquake Center put the magnitude of the quake at 7.2 on the Richter scale.

The US earthquake monitor USGS spoke of a magnitude of 6.8.

The center of the earthquake was 67 kilometers from the small town of Murghob.

There were initially no reports of damage or casualties.

The quake struck near the border with China's Xinjiang region.

Several aftershocks were measured.


The earthquake in Tajikistan on Thursday had a magnitude of at least 6.8.

© Screenshot/Helmholtz Center Potsdam

Penalties against three Turkish TV stations for critical reports after the earthquake

Update from February 23, 6:24 a.m

.: Turkey wants to start construction work in the earthquake areas in two months.

A master plan is to be presented in the coming days, announced the Minister for the Environment and Urbanization, Murat Kurum.

The damage assessment in the eleven affected provinces should be completed soon.

Update from February 22, 7:10 p.m .:

The Turkish media regulator has fined three television stations for their critical reporting after the severe earthquake on February 6th.

Halk TV, Tele 1 and Fox will have to pay fines and temporarily suspend broadcasts because of their reports and comments about failings in the government's response to the earthquake, Ilhan Tasci, the opposition agency's delegate, tweeted on Wednesday.

The three channels are known for their critical coverage of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Halk TV is also close to the main opposition party, the CHP.

According to Tasci, the amount of the fines was based on the broadcaster's turnover in January.

Halk TV and Tele 1 must also suspend one of their daily programs for five days.

New earthquakes again: This time in the Mediterranean Sea – warning of further tremors

Update from February 22, 9:38 a.m .:

The earth trembled again near Syria and Turkey.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 occurred in the eastern Mediterranean near the border between Israel and Lebanon early Wednesday morning, as reported by the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) Potsdam and the US earthquake monitoring station USGS.

Another magnitude 4.6 tremor struck about an hour later in Iraq, which borders Syria.

The earth also trembled in Turkey.

There were initially no reports of injuries.

The tremors did not stop, Marlene Brax, head of the Lebanese Center for Geophysics, said according to local media.

More energy is trapped underground, which is now being released.

Two large continental plates meet in the region.


The earthquake happened off the Lebanese coast.

© Schreenshot Helmholtz Center Potsdam

Hardly any support for earthquake victims in north-west Syria

Update from February 22, 6:36 a.m

.: Aid is urgently needed in the earthquake areas.

Two weeks after the earthquake disaster, hardly any help has arrived in north-west Syria.

Four million residents in the region were dependent on support even before the earthquake.

The United Nations said almost 200 trucks with relief supplies had been sent to northwestern Syria since the quake.

Ten trucks passed the Al Rai crossing for the first time on Monday.

For comparison: Last year, according to the aid organization Doctors Without Borders, there were an average of 145 trucks per week.

The local aid organizations criticize the sluggish deliveries.

The UN has committed "a crime against the Syrian people," the Syrian organization White Helmets said.

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths acknowledged that the UN had "abandoned the people of north-west Syria".

After the earthquake disaster in Turkey: Lawyers file a complaint against the government

Update from February 21, 6:13 p.m .:

So far, more than 48,000 people have died in the severe earthquakes in the Turkish-Syrian border area.

On Monday, further tremors shook the area, and the number of dead and injured continues to rise.

Because of the disaster, numerous lawyers have now filed a complaint against Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and several other officials - including ministers, governors and construction companies.

As can be seen from the criminal complaint, the lawyers accuse them of intentional and negligent homicide and abuse of office, among other things.

"As lawyers in this state, we cannot turn a blind eye to such injustice," lawyer Pinar Akbina Karaman told dpa on Tuesday.

So far, 61 lawyers have signed the ad.

In Turkey, there is a general debate as to whether and to what extent the extent of the earthquake catastrophe could have been prevented.

Among other things, the government is accused of not having invested enough in the provision and safety of buildings in the endangered region.

The opposition also accuses the government of failing to respond to the crisis.

This in turn rejects the allegations as misinformation.

According to the government, the extent of the earthquake alone is responsible for the current difficulties.

Experts officially confirm: New earthquakes in Turkey are aftershocks of the first

Update from February 21, 4:45 p.m .:

According to experts, the severe tremors in Turkey on Monday evening are the result of the severe shaking from two weeks ago.

"The quake is to be classified as an aftershock overall," said Marco Bohnhoff from the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) Potsdam of the dpa.

With a magnitude of 6.3, the earthquake itself was very strong.

However, aftershocks often reached a magnitude of up to an order of magnitude below that of the main tremor.

Scientifically, the quake is not surprising, but "in view of the new deaths, it is of course tragic," said Bohnhoff.

With regard to the background of the recent strong tremors, the earthquake expert said that the tremors on February 6 with a magnitude of 7.7 had caused stress redistribution.

The rock could no longer withstand it.

The region is dealing with a "triumvirate of plate boundaries".

The zone under Cyprus was probably also affected by the shocks on Monday.

"Potentially very large earthquakes of the Japan 2011 type are possible there." But there are still many big question marks.

In March 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off the east coast of Japan and a subsequent tsunami caused severe destruction.

New earthquakes in Turkey: dead and hundreds injured - logistical error causes great anger

Update from February 21, 1:45 p.m .:

After the renewed earthquakes in the Turkish province of Hatay on Monday evening, the authorities called on people not to return to their homes.

The media reported that there were not enough tents in the province and that many people still stayed in damaged houses.

The mayor of the municipality of Samandag, Refik Eryilmaz, said in an interview with journalist Cüneyt Özdemir published on YouTube on Tuesday that there was an urgent need for tents.

Accordingly, 15,000 tents are necessary.

The civil protection agency Afad had previously announced that it had already delivered 6,000 more tents to the region during the night.

Eryilmaz accused the civil protection agency Afad of logistical errors.

Initially, no individual tents were distributed because a tent camp was to be set up.

There is also a lack of urgently needed sanitary facilities.

Only recently did Afad start distributing tents.

People are very angry and spend the nights outside in the cold, Eryilmaz said.

New earthquakes in Turkey also felt in Syria, Israel, Iraq and Lebanon

Update from February 21, 8:34 a.m .

: The Turkish civil protection authority Afad reports six dead and 231 injured after the new earthquake in Turkey.

Two earthquakes with magnitudes of 6.4 and 5.8 shook the Turkish province of Hatay on Monday evening.

14 days after the devastating earthquake disaster in Turkey and Syria.

According to media reports, the most recent earthquakes were also felt in north-western Syria, in Israel, Iraq and Lebanon.

According to media reports, many people in Hatay province are staying overnight in damaged houses because there are still too few tents in the region.

The civil protection authority has now announced that it had already delivered 6,000 more tents to the region during the night.

New earthquakes in Turkey: dead and hundreds injured - people trapped under rubble

Update from February 21, 7:37 a.m .

: According to Turkish media, the number of deaths after the recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria has risen to at least six.

In the towns of Aleppo, Tartus and Hama, residents panicked and jumped from their houses, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday morning.

The activists had already reported 470 injuries shortly after the renewed tremors, 320 of them in the government-controlled regions and 150 in the rebel areas.

The head of the rescue organization White Helmets, Raed al-Saleh, also reported 150 injuries for the Syrian regions held by rebels.

According to the aid organization SAMS, houses collapsed in several places near the city of Aleppo.

Update from February 21, 6:08 a.m

.: Two earthquakes shook the province of Hatay in Turkey three minutes apart.

The region was hit on Monday evening with magnitude 6.4 and 5.8 earthquakes.

At least three people died as a result.

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted that 294 people were injured, 18 of them seriously.

Several people were trapped under the rubble.

Injuries were also registered in Syria: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights counted 470 injured in the country in the evening, most of them in the Aleppo area.

The two earthquakes were followed by numerous aftershocks.

Two new earthquakes in Turkey: "Everything collapsed" - at least three dead

Update from February 20, 10:08 p.m .:

The quake on Monday evening killed at least three people in Turkey.

For Syria, the rescue organization White Helmets announced that several towns and villages were affected in north-western Syria.

In several areas, house walls and balconies collapsed.

125 people were injured, most of them from "fear and panic" because people jumped from houses or passed out.

At least three dead after earthquakes in Turkey and Syria – 213 injured in hospital

Update from February 20, 9:29 p.m .:

In Turkey, two weeks after the first quake, there was another earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 and 5.8.

According to media reports, the earthquake was also felt in the surrounding provinces, in northern Syria, in Israel, Iraq and Lebanon.

Houses have collapsed again in several places near the city of Aleppo, and new victims have arrived in at least four clinics run by the aid organization SAMS.

At least three people were killed in the Turkish province of Hatay as a result of the new earthquake.

213 people were taken to hospitals, said Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu on Monday evening.

Soylu warned people not to go indoors again.

So far there have been 26 aftershocks.

The previously issued tsunami warning was a standard procedure, the warning will now be lifted, said Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay on Monday evening.

New earthquakes in Turkey within minutes - magnitude 6.4 and 5.8

First report

: Hatay/Munich – Around two weeks after the severe earthquake in south-east Turkey, the area was again hit by two new earthquakes.

This was reported by the civil protection authority AFAD and the seismological authority Kandilli.

Two earthquakes with magnitudes 6.4 and 5.8 occurred within a few minutes.

Turkish media unanimously reported that several damaged buildings had collapsed.

Two new earthquakes in Turkey - "Everything collapsed!"


Ein Mann sitzt neben seinem eingestürzten Haus, während ein Suchteam in Kharamanmaras nach Menschen sucht. (Archivbild)

© Ahmed Deeb/dpa

Der türkische Journalist Adem Metan bestätigte dies in einem kurzen Video auf Twitter. „Freunde, es gab ein sehr großes Erdbeben, alles ist eingestürzt, alles!“, meldete er in der dramatischen Aufnahme. Der Sender CNN Türk berichtete später, Menschen seien unter den Trümmern der infolge des Erdbebens eingestürzten Häuser eingesperrt.

Die Katastrophenschutzbehörde warnte die Bevölkerung, beschädigte Häuser nicht zu betreten. Auch wurde davor gewarnt, sich in der Nähe von Gebäuden mit Einsturzgefahr aufzuhalten. Ein weiteres Video aus dem Erdbebengebiet zeigte türkische Soldaten, die wegen des Erdbebens verletzte Personen auf einer Liege wegtransportierten und das Gebiet durchsuchten.

Hatay'da 6.4 büyüklüğündeki depremde yaralanan vatandaşlar askerler tarafından bölgeden uzaklaştırılıyor.

— EHA MEDYA (@eha_medya) February 20, 2023

Tsunami warning for Turkey: "Ambulance sirens can be heard everywhere"

The Seismological Center for Europe and the Mediterranean (EMSC) issued a tsunami warning for the affected areas after the two earthquakes in Turkey.

"Ambulance sirens can be heard everywhere," Turkish singer and leader of the Ahbap charity Haluk Levent wrote on Twitter.

Correspondents from several Turkish broadcasters also spoke of panic on the streets.


List of rubrics: © IMAGO/Seskimphoto

Source: merkur

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