Earthquake and its impact in North and East Syria due to inhumane policy by Turkey and Syria
On February 6th, deadly earthquakes hit northern Kurdistan, Turkey, the occupied regions
of North Syria as well as regions of the Autonomous Administration of North and East
Syria. Up to now, more than 21,000 people have been declared to have lost their lives,
tens of thousands were injured andthe estimated dead reach up to 180’000. The
instrumentalisation of the earthquakes manifests itself through hindrance of aid delivery
at borders and check-points in occupied territories, systematic neglect of certain areas
and a continuation of aerial bombing attacks by the Turkish occupation state.