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The United States will send an aircraft carrier to eliminate the consequences of the earthquake in Turkey

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Washington, February 10 – Pentagon spokesman Patrick Ryder said that the United States will send the aircraft carrier “USS George W. Bush” and accompanying ships to the eastern Mediterranean to help deal with the aftermath of the earthquake in Turkey.
“U.S. European Command has deployed personnel, equipment, and a range of assets to assist the Turkish government and its ongoing search and rescue operations, including the George W. Bush aircraft carrier strike group deployed in the eastern Mediterranean,” Ryder told a news briefing. mass media.

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He said the aircraft carrier would provide logistical support for rescuers and medical assistance and would provide helicopters as needed.
A Common Problem: A Rescue Operation in Turkey and Syria after the Earthquake

© AP Photo/Hussain Mulla

A devastating earthquake struck southeastern Turkey on Monday night, affecting several Syrian provinces and felt in Lebanon, Iraq, Israel, Georgia and Abkhazia.

Removing rubble after the earthquake in Adana, Turkey

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A devastating earthquake struck southeastern Turkey on Monday night, affecting several Syrian provinces and felt in Lebanon, Iraq, Israel, Georgia and Abkhazia.

© AP Photo / Serdar Ozsoy

Later, seismologists recorded thirty new strong aftershocks and shocks.

The consequences of the earthquake that struck the Turkish region of Iskenderun

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Later, seismologists recorded thirty new strong aftershocks and shocks.

© Sputnik / Sirtaş Kayar / go to mediabank

The death toll in Turkey and Syria exceeded 11,000 and more than 50,000 wounded.

Rescue work at the site of an earthquake-damaged building in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir

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The death toll in Turkey and Syria exceeded 11,000 and more than 50,000 wounded.

© AP Photo / Mustafa Karali

More than 8,000 people rescued from the rubble in Turkey

Removing rubble after the earthquake that struck the Turkish city of Gaziantep

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More than 8,000 people rescued from the rubble in Turkey

© AP Photo/Hussain Mulla

“We are facing one of the biggest disasters in the world,” said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Removing rubble after the earthquake in Adana, Turkey

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“We are facing one of the biggest disasters in the world,” said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

© Sputnik / Sirtaş Kayar / go to mediabank

Turkey declared seven days of mourning. State flags across the country and at missions abroad are at half-mast until sunset on February 12th.

Rescue work at the site of an earthquake-damaged building in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir

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Turkey declared seven days of mourning. State flags across the country and at missions abroad are at half-mast until sunset on February 12th.

© AFP 2023

Ancient ruins, including the Citadel of Aleppo in Syria, were hit by the earthquake. Many UNESCO heritage sites in Turkey may have been affected by the natural disaster.

The old citadel of Aleppo damaged after the earthquake in Syria

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Ancient ruins, including the Citadel of Aleppo in Syria, were hit by the earthquake. Many UNESCO heritage sites in Turkey may have been affected by the natural disaster.

© AFP 2023 / Aref Watad

UNESCO is concerned about the situation and has promised to provide assistance to those affected in Syria and Turkey within its mandate.

Clearing rubble after the earthquake in Syria

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UNESCO is concerned about the situation and has promised to provide assistance to those affected in Syria and Turkey within its mandate.

© AP Photo / Mustafa Karali

Rescuers from different countries help eliminate the consequences of the earthquake. Russian specialists work in one of the most affected regions of Turkey – Kahramanmaraş.

Removing rubble after the earthquake that struck the Turkish city of Gaziantep

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Rescuers from different countries help eliminate the consequences of the earthquake. Russian specialists work in one of the most affected regions of Turkey – Kahramanmaraş.

© AFP 2023 / Omar Hajj Kaddour

Another plane of the Russian Ministry of Emergencies arrived in Syria, carrying rescuers, dog trainers and special equipment. The Russian army will help them.

Removing rubble after the earthquake that struck the Syrian province of Idlib

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Another plane of the Russian Ministry of Emergencies arrived in Syria, carrying rescuers, dog trainers and special equipment. The Russian army will help them.

© AFP 2023 / Omar Hajj Kaddour

Specialists have everything they need to search for people in the rubble.

Removing rubble after the earthquake that struck the Syrian province of Idlib

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Specialists have everything they need to search for people in the rubble.

© AFP 2023 / Aref Watad

Rescuers will work around the clock.

The repercussions of the earthquake in Syria

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Rescuers will work around the clock.

© the News Agency / Ramil Sitdikov / go to mediabank

In Moscow, people interested in roses come to the embassies of Syria and Turkey.

A woman carries flowers to the Turkish Embassy in memory of those killed in the February 6 earthquake in Kahramanmaras, Turkey.

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In Moscow, people interested in roses come to the embassies of Syria and Turkey.

© the News Agency / Ramil Sitdikov / go to mediabank

The Turkish Embassy in Moscow lowered the flag to half mast out of mourning. Near the building there are flowers, children’s toys and burning candles.

Flowers at the Turkish Embassy in memory of those killed in the February 6 earthquake in the Turkish province of Kahramanmaras

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The Turkish Embassy in Moscow lowered the flag to half mast out of mourning. Near the building there are flowers, children’s toys and burning candles.

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A devastating earthquake struck southeastern Turkey on Monday night, affecting several Syrian provinces and felt in Lebanon, Iraq, Israel, Georgia and Abkhazia.

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Later, seismologists recorded thirty new strong aftershocks and shocks.

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The death toll in Turkey and Syria exceeded 11,000 and more than 50,000 wounded.

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More than 8,000 people rescued from the rubble in Turkey

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“We are facing one of the biggest disasters in the world,” said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Turkey declared seven days of mourning. State flags across the country and at missions abroad are at half-mast until sunset on February 12th.

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Ancient ruins, including the Citadel of Aleppo in Syria, were hit by the earthquake. Many UNESCO heritage sites in Turkey may have been affected by the natural disaster.

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UNESCO is concerned about the situation and has promised to provide assistance to those affected in Syria and Turkey within its mandate.

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Rescuers from different countries help eliminate the consequences of the earthquake. Russian specialists work in one of the most affected regions of Turkey – Kahramanmaraş.

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Another plane of the Russian Ministry of Emergencies arrived in Syria, carrying rescuers, dog trainers and special equipment. The Russian army will help them.

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Specialists have everything they need to search for people in the rubble.

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Rescuers will work around the clock.

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In Moscow, people interested in roses come to the embassies of Syria and Turkey.

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The Turkish Embassy in Moscow lowered the flag to half mast out of mourning. Near the building there are flowers, children’s toys and burning candles.

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