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Türkiye remembers Feb. 6 earthquake victims

Türkiye early Tuesday mourned the victims of the Feb. 6, 2023 earthquakes that hit the southern part of the country, killing a total of 53,537 people and injuring more than 107,000 others.

Magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 quakes struck 11 Turkish provinces – Adana, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir, Elazig, Hatay, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaras, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye and Sanliurfa.

More than 14 million people in Türkiye were affected by the quakes, as well as many others in northern Syria.

People across the country, including the earthquake-hit provinces, assembled for commemoration ceremonies, honoring the memory of those who perished in the disaster.

A moment of silence and homage was held to remember the victims of the 'Disaster of the Century' at 4.17 a.m. local time (0117GMT), the moment the tremor struck.

In Antakya, people threw flowers in the Orontes River, known as the Asi River in Türkiye, which flows through the city.

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