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Hundreds of deaths and new shocks Turkey

Earthquake inflicted hundreds of casualties and missing persons (French)

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he had confirmed the deaths of at least 93 people in the heart of the city and 45 in the Arges by the earthquake that struck south-east Turkey. The new aftershocks struck the region, including one of 5.1 magnitude.
This brings the death toll was officially declared them to 138 people, with an injury between 500 and 600 in addition to nearly 400 missing in the rubble.
In the meantime, its aftershocks hit 5.1 degrees Turkey on Sunday night, hours after the powerful earthquake that left hundreds dead and wounded.
The earthquake struck southeastern Turkey late Sunday, hours after the exposure of Erges town, 100 km north of the earthquake magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale and caused the collapse of many buildings and killing or wounding hundreds of others.
The U.S. Geological Survey that the center of the aftershock located 20 km to the west of the north-west of the city at a depth of 9.6 kilometers.
Researchers also recorded in the geological sciences in Germany a number of aftershocks of the violent earthquake.
Said seismologist Gottfried Berger Lore from the center of the German city of Potsdam Geological Research "detected through a network of six German seismic aftershocks reached 4.5 degrees of strength and one measuring 5.6 degrees in addition to one magnitude 6 on the Richter scale."
Laure said that it expected other earthquakes in Turkey, "All comes after a major earthquake aftershocks, and the disciples to not shake or two, but thousands of tremors, and this will continue for a long time."
The earthquake that struck eastern Turkey strongly more than 7 on the Richter scale caused the collapse of many apartment buildings and office buildings. The observatory is expected earthquakes in Istanbul that the number of victims of the earthquake death toll to more than a thousand people.

Refused to helpMeanwhile, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Sunday that Ankara rejected the offer of assistance provided by Israel after the earthquake in south-eastern Turkey.
He also held Israeli President Shimon Peres, a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul during which the killing of citizens condolences Turks violent earthquake.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry official said that his country had not yet asked for international help after a powerful earthquake that occurred in southeastern Turkey on Sunday.
The official said that Turkey had received offers of help from dozens of countries, including Israel, and has failed so far to accept help from all of them.
The Israeli-Turkish relations very tense in the wake of Israel's refusal to apologize to Turkey for killing nine militants Turks and injuring dozens of others to intercept the Freedom Flotilla Turkey to break the siege on Gaza in May / May last year, and Turkey responded by reducing the level of diplomatic representation between the two countries.
Turkey was the first countries that provided aid to Israel to extinguish a massive fire broke out in the jungles of the Caramel Mountains near Haifa in December / January after it was discovered that Israel does not have the capacity to put out the fire, which prompted many countries to provide aid. Several years ago Israel provided aid to Turkey following the earthquake.
Meanwhile, U.S. President Barack Obama said the United States following the news of earthquake in Turkey with great concern and is ready to provide assistance, Obama said in a written statement "stand shoulder to shoulder with our ally Turkey at this difficult time and are ready to assist the Turkish authorities."

Source: Agencies

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