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Over 13 million people in Turkey affected by devastating earthquake: Erdogan

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 More than 13 million people have been affected by the devastating earthquake in Turkey, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, TASS reports. 

"The earthquake has caused colossal damage. It was the biggest-ever calamity not only in our country’s history but in the history of the entire world," he told local television channels.

"We are living through the most painful days in our history. Two powerful earthquakes, with the epicenters in Pazarcik and Elbistan in Kahramanmaras, have caused large-scale damages in ten provinces. Around 13.5 million our citizens have been affected on these territories," he said.


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