The death toll from Monday’s severe earthquake in Turkey and Syria continues to rise.
According to foreign media, the number of people who died due to the earthquake has increased from 16 thousand.
Officials say that 12,873 people have died in Turkey and 3,162 in Syria.
According to foreign media, due to the severe cold weather, rescue workers are also facing serious difficulties in evacuating people buried under the rubble of collapsed buildings.
According to reports, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has also visited the earthquake-affected areas.
He met the victims and vowed that no one would be left homeless, immediate financial assistance would be provided to the affected families.