Turkey Earthquake in the World Press!

Turkey Earthquake in the World Press!

Two earthquakes with a magnitude of 7.7 and 7.6, which occurred in Kahramanmaraş yesterday with a 9-hour interval, have cost the lives of 3,549 people in 10 provinces so far. The death toll in Syria has exceeded 1500. While search and rescue efforts continued in both countries, earthquakes occupied the world agenda. While the newspapers carried the photos of the selfless work of the rescue teams in their headlines, it was evaluated as “the strongest earthquake of the century”.

The British newspaper The Guardian gave the headline of the earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria with the headline “Disaster” – Thousands of people died in the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria. The headline photograph used the photograph of a little girl rescued from the rubble in Diyarbakır. It was stated that the little girl was one of the unknown people who remained under the rubble after the 7.7 magnitude earthquake.

The Times newspaper used the same photo as The Guardian with the headline “Giant earthquake kills thousands in their sleep”.

The US economy and finance newspaper, the Financial Times, used the photo of a person rescued from a collapsed building and made the headline, “Thousands died in the biggest earthquake in 84 years that shook Turkey and Syria.”

The British newspaper The Daily Telegraph carried the photo of a person rescued from the wreckage to its headline and threw the headline “One thousand people died in the most severe earthquake of the century in Turkey”.

Daily Mail, to announce the news of the earthquake in Turkey, “Desperate efforts to save the innocent. Fearing that 10 thousand people will die in earthquakes in Turkey, children were removed from under the rubble.” The newspaper used the photo of a little girl pulled from the rubble in Syria in the headline.


The Daily Mirror headlined “A moment of hope in the midst of fear” using a photo of a child rescued from rubble in Turkey. On the front page of the newspaper, he said, “While Turkey and Syria are devastated, it is feared that the death toll will rise to 10 thousand.”


The Sun newspaper, The Guardian and The Times, using the same photo in its headline, gave the earthquake news with the headline “Help Them”. The newspaper also launched an aid campaign for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria.

The French newspaper Le Monde ran the headline “Deadly earthquake in Turkey and Syria” using a photo of a child found under the rubble.

The US Washington Post evaluated the situation in Syria’s Idlib province with the headline “Earthquake destroyed Turkey and Syria”. The newspaper also stated that the earthquake aggravated the already bad situation due to the war in northwest Syria.

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The national newspaper of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) made the headline “Destruction as an earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria” with a photo showing the rescue efforts in Diyarbakir.

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“At least 3000 people died in the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Syria and Turkey: Israel will help Syria,” the headline of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, accompanied by an aerial shot of the destruction in Hatay, said.

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India’s New Indian Express newspaper, on the other hand, included photos of people rescued from the wreckage, with the headline “2600 people dead and the number increasing”.

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Kahramanmaraş-centered earthquakes also found wide coverage in the Italian press. Newspaper reports have compared the earthquakes that struck Turkey yesterday with the devastating Amatrice earthquake in Italy, which last hit in 2016 and killed more than 300 people. The earthquakes also made headlines in the newspapers La Stampa and Il Messaggero. “Half of Italy panicked with the earthquake in Turkey,” he wrote in the news of the Libero newspaper.

Turkey Earthquake

Spanish newspapers El Pais, El Mundo and La Vanguardia carried the earthquake to their headlines. La Vanguardia newspaper, in its news titled “The devastating earthquake that killed thousands of people in Turkey and Syria,” emphasized that the rescue teams continue to search for survivors under the rubble.

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The news of the earthquake took place in the headlines of Tagesspiegel, Die Welt, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Bild in the German press. Tagesspiegel, in his news titled “The heaviest earthquake in 100 years”, pointed out that the winter conditions put the rescuers and survivors in a difficult situation.

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Gül Demirci

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