Posted on: February 15, 2023 Posted by: diasporadigital Comments: 0

King Charles has met with members of the Turkish and Syrian diaspora communities in London on Tuesday February 14, 2023, to show solidarity with the mass of people affected by two powerful earthquakes which hit parts of the two countries last week.

This is according to a report by Anadolu Agency Turkish Inc.

The British monarch also met and spoke with volunteers who have been collecting, packaging, and organizing the transportation of food, blankets, and warm clothing for the quake survivors in West London.

A statement by the royal family in addition revealed that the King formally launched Syria’s House, a temporary Syrian community tent where members of the Syrian community can come together to support those affected by the earthquakes, later on in Trafalgar Square.

The tent will be open until this Friday, February 17 to raise donations.

Stressing why it is vital to support the two countries in a related development, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak also met and helped with volunteering at a donation center in London for the survivors of the powerful earthquakes that hit both Türkiye and Syria.

On February 6, 2023, the earthquakes struck southern Türkiye, centered in Kahramanmaras and shaking nine other provinces – Hatay, Gaziantep, Adiyaman, Malatya, Adana, Diyarbakir, Kilis, Osmaniye, and Sanliurfa.

The magnitude 7.6 and 7.7 tremors also hit several countries and caused destruction in northern Syria.

0ver 35,000 people were killed, with the death toll increasing by the day as rescue efforts continue.

Source: Anadolu Agency Turkish Inc.

Edited by: Theresa R. Fianko

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