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Rescue teams in the area where the building destroyed in the earthquake in Antakya is located. archive photo

Yeni Şafak: Erdogan will visit earthquake-affected areas on Monday

ANKARA, 20 February – RIA Novosti. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish Nationalist Party Chairman Devlet Bahceli will visit areas hit by devastating earthquakes on Monday. writer Yeni Şafak newspaper, citing the source.

The Justice and Development Party, led by Erdoğan, and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), led by Bahçeli, previously formed the State Union coalition and supported a single candidate in the general elections to be held in the country. The candidate of the coalition for the presidential elections is Erdogan, the incumbent president. On February 6, earthquakes with a magnitude of 7.7 and 7.6 occurred in Kahramanmaraş at intervals of 9 hours. According to the latest data, more than 41,000 people were victims of the disaster.

“President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli will be in Hatay today. Both leaders will conduct inspections in the earthquake zone in Hatay. The two leaders, who will meet with the earthquake victims, will oversee the work after the ‘disaster of the century’,” the publication reported.

According to the information received, both leaders decided to visit Hatay during their bilateral meeting on February 16.

The newspaper said, “President Erdogan made his first visit to Hatay on February 8. The President visited Kahramanmaraş, Diyarbakır, Şanlıurfa, Malatya, Adıyaman, Gaziantep, Osmaniye, Kilis, Adana and Hatay.”

Source: Ria

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