Two large earthquakes impacted the South-Eastern Turkey region / Northern Syria region on 06-Feb. Casualty numbers and infrastructure damage is high across 10 provinces in the region and also in Northern Syria Aleppo region. Turkish Government declared a level-4 disaster & requested international support from UN, NATO and other governments. Heavy Search & Rescue Teams & EMT Teams (Medical teams) are in deployment to assist with search for survivors. UN USAR and EMT co-ordination cells are activated. Turkish Gov is facilitating international assistance and it is expected to streamline arrivals of SAR teams/relief cargo with AFAD as lead agency.
TURKEY & SYRIA – EARTHQUAKE 2023 SITREP V2 FEB 7th
Logistics Sitrep 07 FEB 23
According to AFAD, Kahramamaras (KCM) and Antakya Hatay (HTY) are closed due to EQ damage. All domestic flight connections are cancelled. The airport at Gaziantep (GZT) is only open for aid/relief flights and no civilian traffic – all domestic scheduled flights are cancelled, however charter flights may be able to land. Malatya Airport (MLX) is only open for aid/relief and search & rescue flight operations . No flight movements track in flight radar as of 10:00AM GMT/07 Feb.
Adana (ADA) and Gaziantep (GZT) were nominated by AFAD Turkey as the main airports of entry for international response to the region. Adana is main airport and has cargo handling facilities to handle larger aircraft. The airport at Adana is OPEN and flights are arriving. Flights with Turkish carriers have landed and also international flights from Europe as well as charter flights carrying search and rescue teams.
Damage reported at Iskenderun Port in Turkey and the port is said to be closed. Main port at Mersin remains operational, although is said to be having “operational challenges” as per our Turkey agent.
The earthquake has damaged highways and infrastructure across Southern Turkey and also into Northern Syria. Border customs between Turkey & Syria is reported as closed, with damage on one main border crossing into Syria. Road access between Gaziantep & Bahce is constrained. Map extract shown here.