BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 6. Assistant of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev posted a tweet over the earthquake in Türkiye, TurkicWorld reports.
"May Allah rest the souls of the dead!", Hajiyev wrote.
A 7.7-magnitude earthquake was recorded in central Türkiye on the morning of Feb. 6, 2023, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center. The quake’s epicenter was located 26 km away from the city of Gaziantep with a population of about 1.06 million. The source of the earthquake was 7 km below the surface.
Following the latest data, 1,498 people died, and 8,533 people got injured following the 7.7-magnitude earthquake in Türkiye. As many as 2,834 buildings were destroyed following the powerful quake.