British doctors have been ‘extremely warmly welcomed’, says UK-Med doctor in Turkey
We Spoke to Dr Steve Mannion – he’s one of a medical team flown out to Turkey by the charity UK-Med which enables NHS staff to volunteer on overseas crises like this by funding staff to cover their jobs back home.
Rescue efforts defy odds in quake-hit areas of Turkey and Syria
In the wake of every natural disaster comes a horrible turning point at which rescue missions become recovery operations.
Turkey Syria earthquake: Children still being pulled out alive as death toll hits 23,000
It’s now 108 hours since the first quake struck here at just after 4am on Monday when so many people were buried in over six thousand buildings that collapsed.
Turkey’s earthquake tax “didn’t go to the right places”, says former diplomat
We were joined from Ankara by Sinan Ulgen, the former Turkish diplomat currently chairing the Istanbul-based Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy.
‘Bad buildings killed people not the earthquake’, Turkish construction boss says
Among the many questions about the scale of deaths in this disaster is why some buildings collapsed when they were surrounded by others that didn’t?
Engineer explains why Turkey earthquake was so destructive
In 1999 a quake in the north-west, around the city of Izmit, left some 17 thousand people dead. Stricter building safety standards were brought in, but experts say they have been poorly enforced.
People who desperately need help should be ‘at the absolute forefront’ of international community says David Miliband
David Miliband, who was Foreign Secretary when Gordon Brown was Prime Minister, is president of the aid organisation the International Rescue Committee. He joined us from New York.
Turkey’s Erdogan admits problems with earthquake emergency response
President Erdogan has acknowledged that initially there were problems with Turkey’s emergency response and has promised to rehouse people left without homes within a year.
‘No one has arrived’ to help after earthquake says doctor in north west Syria
Dr Mahmoud Kaddah is a paediatric surgeon at Bab al-Hawa Hospital near the Turkish-Syrian border.
‘There were too many patients and not enough ambulances,’ says doctor in Turkish city of Adana
Cagla Okya, a local doctor in the city of Adana tells us her patients now have new needs, like housing and food.
Turkey-Syria earthquake: not enough aid getting to those desperate for help
Our chief correspondent Alex Thomson has been to the small town of Nurdagi which is close to the epicentre of Monday’s strongest quake.
Turkey-Syria earthquake: tens of thousands still missing under rubble
The death toll from Monday’s earthquakes raced past 11,000 today. It’s possible that tens of thousands more lie dead in the rubble of thousands of collapsed buildings in Turkey and Syria.
Turkey coal mine explosion kills at least 41
Officials say 41 people have been killed after an explosion at a coal mine in northern Turkey.
Rescued Syrian refugees visited by Greek Minister
For days this programme has been reporting on the plight of 39 refugees including sick children and a pregnant woman who were stranded on an islet along the Greek-Turkish border.
Uighurs in Turkey demonstrate against China, amid concerns over countries deepening ties
Turkey has chosen the Chinese vaccine – rather than western alternatives – as its main weapon against Covid. Yet the Turks are also hosting tens of thousands of exiled Uighurs – and both issues were discussed when China’s foreign minister visited Turkey today. China denies using vaccine deliveries as political leverage, but many Uighurs are…