Apple, Amazon and Google Announced Their Aid to Turkey

Apple, Amazon and Google Announced Their Aid to Turkey

The 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude earthquakes and aftershocks that occurred 9 hours apart also affected the infrastructure in the southern regions of Turkey. Technology giants Amazon, Google and Apple announced that they will help Turkey due to the earthquakes in Kahramanmaraş.

Two earthquakes with a magnitude of 7.7 and 7.6 occurred in Kahramanmaraş the previous day. earthquakes; While it caused great destruction in Kahramanmaraş, Kilis, Diyarbakır, Adana, Osmaniye, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Adıyaman, Malatya and Hatay, thousands of people lost their lives. In addition, the infrastructure in these cities was severely damaged and communication in the region came to a halt at times.


However, authorities had rejected Elon Musk’s offer for a Starlink satellite the previous day, saying they had sufficient resources to maintain internet connectivity in the region.

In addition, other technology giants Amazon, Apple and Google also announced that they will help the earthquake-damaged regions of Turkey.

Aid to Turkey

Apple, Amazon and Google Announced Their Aid to Turkey

In the statement made by Amazon, “We will send aid to the cities affected by the earthquake from the supply centers in Istanbul. These; It will include blankets, tents, warmers, baby food, diapers, baby food, medicine and other emergency supplies.

Aid to Turkey


Google CEO Sundar Pichai said his company will enable “SOS Alerts to provide emergency information to those affected by the earthquake.”

Aid to Turkey

Google defines SOS Alerts as a tool used to “make emergency information more accessible during a crisis”:

“Depending on the nature of the crisis and where you are, you will see updates from local, national or international authorities. These updates may include emergency phone numbers and websites, maps, translations of helpful phrases, donation opportunities and more.”

Aid to Turkey

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that his company will “contribute to relief and restoration operations” after the disaster in Turkey.

Aid to Turkey

Gül Demirci

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