Live Updates: Death Toll in Turkey and Syria From Earthquake Passes 20,000

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On February 6, 2023, a series of powerful earthquakes shook northern and western Syria as well as southern and central Turkey.

The number of fatalities in Turkey alone reached 17,674 as of today, making it the country’s deadliest earthquake since 1939.

Following the deadly earthquake, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing increasing pressure for how his administration is managing the humanitarian crisis and the perceived lack of readiness. Critics are questioning how the nation’s “earthquake “taxes — money set aside for emergency preparedness — has been spent in recent years.

For those impacted by the earthquake, the Canadian government might expedite the immigration application procedure.

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