Turkey: CMAT stands down deployment after Turkish PM announces no need for international assistance.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 – In the immediate aftermath of Sunday’s earthquake, the Turkish government and local NGOs swiftly took action, and dispatched aid material and domestic personnel to the affected region. The country has substantial experience of delivering relief after quakes and has declined international aid. Officials now say they are in urgent need of […]

Turkey: Eastern city of Van hit by 7.2 magnitude quake

Courtesy BBC News. Sunday, October 23, 2011 – A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has hit eastern Turkey, causing deaths and injuries as buildings collapsed. The quake hit just north-east of the city of Van, where Anatolia news agency said at least 50 people were injured. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office said there had been damage and deaths in Van […]