Now Reading:

Turkey earthquake: complaints and accusations about aid

world news

Turkey earthquake: complaints and accusations about aid


As rescue workers continue to deal with Turkey’s biggest earthquake for more than a decade, spirits were lifted by the rescue of a 13-year-old boy. The young man had been trapped under the rubble for more than 100 hours.

Earlier, an 18-year-old had also been found and taken to hospital after almost four days buried by a collapsed building.

With so many people displaced, tents are a vital shelter, but there have been complaints about distribution – with some saying a black market has sprung up and officials are being partial to supporters of Turkey’s ruling AK party.

One man called Halit Toprak said that many tents had been delivered, but they were taken by different people to their own villages before there was a chance to properly hand them out. He also said aid is becoming more scarce, with not as much aid is arriving as in the first few days. According to him, now was only bread and water.

As winter approaches, the battle will now be to prevent illness by sheltering people quickly. Five hundred and thirty five are dead and there are no official figures on the homeless.

Every story can be told in many ways: see the perspectives from Euronews journalists in our other language teams.

Next Article