BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 8. Azerbaijani citizens have been coming to the Turkish Embassy in Baku since yesterday to express support and honor the memory of those killed in the earthquake in the fraternal country, Trend reports.
In memory of the victims of the earthquake, people lay flowers at the memorial corner created in front of the diplomatic mission.
The state flag has been lowered at the Turkish Embassy in Azerbaijan in connection with the announcement of a seven-day national mourning for the victims of the earthquake.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 hit southeastern Türkiye on Feb. 6, 2023. The earthquake occurred at a depth of seven kilometers in the Pazarcik region of Kahramanmaras Province. The provinces of Hatay, Gaziantep, Kilis, Osmaniye, Malatya, Adiyaman, Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Adana and Kahramanmaras were subjected to severe destruction.
The quake’s epicenter was located 26 km away from the city of Gaziantep with a population of about 1.06 million.
Türkiye’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority said that three more earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.4-6.6 rocked Gaziantep province in south-eastern Türkiye. As a result of the earthquake that hit Türkiye, strong tremors were also felt in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and Cyprus.
As many as 8,574 people have been killed, and 49,133 got injured in the quake.