On February 6, 2023, two earthquakes with a magnitude of 7.7 and 7.6 occurred in Turkey, affecting more than 15 million people in 11 provinces. Tens of thousands of buildings were destroyed, nearly 50 thousand people lost their lives. After the earthquakes, many countries from all over the world sent search and rescue teams, engineers, seismologists, medical personnel, field hospitals and humanitarian aid to Turkey.

Due to the earthquake, written and visual solidarity messages were sent from many countries by the member municipalities of the Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) and cooperation organizations.

Within this framework, we would like to thank Union of Azerbaijan Municipalities, Nizami and Mingeçevir Municipalities; Institute of Albanian Local Governments; Bosnia and Herzegovina Novi Grad, Donji Vakuf, Gracanica, Jablanica, Vares Municipalities, Travnik Religious Directorate and Emmaus International Aid Association;  Palestine Union of Gaza Strip Municipalities, Jabalia Al Nazl, Abasan Al-Kabira Municipalities;  Union of Municipalities of Croatia; Union of Cyprus Turkish Municipalities; Kazakhstan Turkestan Municipality, Ikhlas Association; Union of Kyrgyzstan Municipalities, Roza Otunbaeva Association, Talas and Kara-Kol Municipalities; North Macedonia Gostivar Municipality; Lebanon Union of Dannieh Municipalities; Mongolia Association of Local Authorities, Bayan-Ulgii, Darkhan, Dornogobi, Chingeltei Municipalities; Uzbekistan National Yükseliş Insttitution; Union of Russian Municipalities, Union of Tatarstan Municipalities and Somalia Mogadishu Municipality, as well as the messages of good wishes and solidarity shared by phone, e-mail and other communication tools from the first day.

7 Mart 2023