The hope of survival is decreasing, the anger is increasing
In earthquake-ravaged Turkey and Syria, rescuers are fighting against time in the extreme cold. Because, as time goes on, the hope of survival of the people trapped in the rubble is diminishing. As rescuers move the rubble of various buildings, bodies are coming out. The death toll is increasing rapidly. In the meantime, the death toll in the earthquake has exceeded 11,000. The World Health Organization expresses fear that the earthquake may kill more than 20,000 people in two countries.
According to Turkey’s disaster management agency, the death toll in the country has risen to 8,574. And according to Syrian state media and rescue teams, the death toll is 2,662. Two days after the incident, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the affected areas of Kahramanmaras and Hataya on Wednesday. He asked the victims to contact the authorities without heeding any incitement. Millions of people in the affected areas have to spend days without food and water under the open sky in extreme cold. In many places, common people have expressed their anger about rescue operations and relief operations. Last Monday at 4:17 a.m., an earthquake measuring 7.8 magnitude hit the border region of Turkey and Syria. Thousands of buildings have collapsed in both countries. Many people are trapped under these buildings. Rescuers and common people are trying to save them. However, severe cold, snowfall and rain have become a major obstacle in the rescue work. However, some hopeful events have also happened in the meantime. A few children were rescued alive from under the rubble after a long time. Anger over rescue operations Arzu Dedeoglu, a woman in the Numune district of Iskenderun in southern Turkey, told the BBC last night that her two nieces were trapped under the rubble. “We have two children, Aygul and Ilayda, under the rubble,” he said. I’m sure they’re gone (dead) now. Why didn’t they (rescuers) come earlier?’
Malek, a 64-year-old resident of Antakya, said, “Where are the tents, where is the food?” He told Reuters, “We have not seen food being given anywhere here. Even if I survived the earthquake, I will die of hunger and cold now.’ Moment by moment passes, and Ebru Firat loses hope of getting his cousin back. This grief has now turned into anger for this 23-year-old youth. His brother is trapped under the rubble of a building in Gaziantep. Now there are no tears in Ebru’s eyes.