A United Nations representation has called on the international community to be generous to Türkiye, noting the help that the country provided to Syrians fleeing war and its efforts for the Black Sea grain deal.
“Türkiye has been a host to many refugees from different parts of the world, and particularly Syria. So, people should remember that and be generous because Türkiye has been generous to others,” UN Resident Coordinator in Türkiye, Alvaro Rodriguez, told Anadolu news agency.
“Now is the time for the international community, to, in a sense, pay back that generosity now that Türkiye needs that,” he said.
Rodriguez’s appeal comes as the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reported at least two strong aftershocks at magnitudes 5.5 and 5.2 in Türkiye’s central region.
On the disaster’s14th day, the death toll in Türkiye stands at 40,642 as of Sunday morning. The toll in Syria has reached 5,814, taking the combined death toll in both countries to at least 46,456.