Major earthquake covered by foreign press
The disaster caused by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake which has hit the eastern province of Van on Sunday was widely covered by the foreign press. The German Bild daily wrote that the death toll could surpass 1,000 people as a result of a terrible earthquake in Turkey and that Turkish people living in Germany were worried about their relatives. The news also hit the headlines in the German Die Welt daily, which wrote that we need help, adding that many people died or received wounds as a result of the disaster. The headline of the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily wrote that there were dozens of earthquake victims in Anatolia. Furthermore, the British Independent daily wrote, "Rescue workers struggled to evacuate people, believed to be trapped under collapsed buildings." The Daily Telegraph also covered the news about the earthquake which has hit eastern Turkey with a headline, "One thousand people feared dead in Turkey earthquake." Both the Christian Science Monitor and the German Frankfurter Rundschau indicated that hundreds of people feared dead. Furthermore, the British Times daily stressed that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rushed to the region just after the disaster. The Guardian also published the photo of a survivor on its front page, writing, "More than 100 people are dead and hundreds more casualties are feared after a powerful earthquake hit eastern Turkey, destroying scores of buildings and leaving many victims trapped in the rubble." The Daily Telegraph daily stressed the aid provided by the Turkish Red Crescent (Kizilay) for the region and the Financial Times indicated, "NATO said it stood ready to provide aid if necessary." The Italian Corriere della Sera daily also reserved one page for the disaster in Turkey.