Over a million people without a roof over their heads after the quake in Turkey
The death toll from Turkey's earthquake has risen to 20,605, a day after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said authorities should have responded more quickly to Monday's massive earthquake.
Some 80,000 people were being treated in hospitals, while 1.05 million people left homeless by the quake were housed in emergency shelters, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay told reporters overnight.
"Our main goal is to make sure they can return to a normal life within a year by providing them with permanent housing, and that their pain is healed as soon as possible," Oktay said.
Given the lack of food and the bleak winter conditions, more and more questions are being raised about the Turkish government's response.
On Friday, Erdogan visited Turkey's Adiyaman province, where he acknowledged that the government had not responded as quickly as it could have.
"Although we currently have the largest search and rescue team in the world, the fact is that the search efforts are not as fast as we would have liked," he said.