Tag: earthquake

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Earthquake: Ali Baba’s Farm song brings cheer to Turkish children in Kahramanmaraş’s tent city

Familiar animal noises brought cheer to earthquake survivors in Turkiye’s southeastern city of Kahramanmaraş last week, as a retired imam sang the children’s song “Ali Baba’s Farm” through loudspeakers. “Uncle” Ömer Faruk Şirikçi, the former imam of the city’s Abdülhamid Han Mosque, sat in a tent with a microphone and invited children temporarily living in […]

His tongue is venomous; he shows no remorse

“What an immoral, shameless, ungrateful being”. These words and more were spouted out by the President of the Republic of Türkiye, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in desperation and anger. Such insults are so commonplace with him that one expects the opening lines of his address to the nation to be equally lethal. He curses people and […]

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Beşiktaş supporters shower stadium with toys for earthquake children, as they and Fenerbahçe fans chant for government to resign

Football fans from two of Istanbul’s biggest clubs grabbed the headlines in Turkiye and abroad with their earthquake related actions at the weekend. Beşiktaş players warmed up at the Vodafone Stadium before their home game on Sunday, 26 Feburary, against Antalyaspor wearing tops bearing the names of the areas affected by the devastating earthquakes that […]

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European bank staff in final push to get Turkish earthquake relief fund up to £750K

Turkish staff at the European Bank for Reconstruction  and Development (EBRD) are hoping to raise three quarters of a million pounds to help their compatriots overcome the devastating impact of two catastrophic earthquakes that hit Turkiye a fortnight ago. In the early hours of Monday, 6 February, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Gaziantep, followed by […]