“What are you waiting for to send more tents to the earthquake zone?”
Ali Babacan, the leader of opposition Democracy and Progress Party (DEVA) urged Turkish authorities to provide more temporary housing for the earthquake victims.
Tagging President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a Twitter post on late Monday, “What are you waiting for sending more tents,” Babacan asked, reminding that the earthquake victims were taking shelter in damaged buildings.
“Since you did not solve the housing problem, people are forced to enter their damaged houses under the risk of new earthquakes,” Babacan said.
“Citizens are crying out in an urgent need of tents and containers,” he said.
Deprem bölgesine daha çok çadır göndermek için neyi bekliyorsunuz?— Ali Babacan (@alibabacan) February 20, 2023
Barınma sorununu çözmediğiniz için insanlar deprem tehlikesi altında hasarlı evlerine girmek zorunda kalıyor.
Vatandaşlarımız feryat ediyor. Acilen çadır lazım, konteyner lazım. @RTErdogan
Hundreds of people were trapped in already damaged buildings by Feb.6 tremors, when two new earthquakes have rocked Southern Hatay on Monday evening.
The two earthquakes with magnitudes of 6.4 and 5.8 that have struck the region on 08:04 p.m. and 08.07 p.m. local time respectively, claimed six lives and left 294 people injured, whom 18 in serious condition.
"Some apparently entered their houses thinking that it was safe,” Hatay Mayor Lutfu Savas said in a live broadcast, following the quakes.
The devastating tremors of Feb.6 that claimed more than 41,000 lives in Turkey’s southeast so far, have also left hundreds of thousands of people without a roof on top in severe winter conditions.