The photos before and after the 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria with 9 hours intervals reveal the tragedy with all its nakedness. In the earthquakes that caused great destruction in Kahramanmaraş, Kilis, Diyarbakır, Adana, Osmaniye, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Adıyaman, Malatya and Hatay and devastated northern Syria, approximately 6 thousand people lost their lives so far, and many buildings were destroyed. Here are the before and after photos of the earthquakes that shocked not only Turkey but the whole world…
The damage in the Gaziantep Castle, built by the Hittite Empire, which came to Anatolia in the Bronze Age, can be seen in photographs.
A large part of the castle, which was used as a Roman castle for nearly two thousand years, an Ottoman castle for centuries and finally a museum, was destroyed in earthquakes.
MALATYA-HACI YUSUF STONE MOSQUE
Haci Yusuf Tas Mosque, which was damaged by the earthquakes and reopened three times in Malatya, has also been severely damaged after the recent earthquakes.
It was seen that the walls and domes of the historical mosque were destroyed.
HATAY ACADEMY HOSPITAL
Some parts of Hatay Antakya Academy Hospital, close to the Syrian border, turned into rubble.
The photos show the destruction that has taken place.
Houses and shops on this main road in Kahramanmaraş were destroyed.
Many buildings collapsed in Kahramanmaraş, the epicenter of earthquakes that occurred every 9 hours.
MALATYA-TREND GARDEN RESIDENCE
While the hotel collapsed in Malatya, it was noteworthy that other buildings around it remained standing.
Work continues on the wreckage of the 8-storey hotel.
An apartment in Gaziantep looked like this in October 2022.
The apartment was flattened after the 7.7 magnitude earthquake.
HATAY LATIN CATHOLIC CHURCH
The historical Latin Catholic Church in Hatay was also among the historical buildings that were heavily damaged in the earthquake.
According to the website of the Hatay Governorate, the church, which was founded by the Capuchin Priests in the early 1600s, had undergone a major restoration in 1888.
The images show residential buildings in Adana’s Cukurova district in April 2021.
The photo shows the search and rescue work in the wreckage of one of these buildings.
HATAY-ONTUR HOTEL SURROUNDINGS
This is how the Ontur Hotel in Hatay and the apartments next to it were photographed in November last year.
After the earthquakes, the buildings outside the hotel were completely destroyed.