“Apocalisse Turchia”: Turkey-Syria Earthquake On 24 World Newspaper Front Pages
International newspapers are relaying the destruction and drama after a powerful earthquake devastated southeastern Turkey near the Syrian border Monday, killing more than 5,000.
More than 5,000 people were killed and at least 15,000 injured in southeastern Turkey and over the border in Syria, as a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck in the early hours of Monday near the city of Gaziantep, followed by numerous powerful aftershocks.
The race against the clock has now begun for rescuers to find survivors in the rubble, amid winter weather conditions. The World Health Organization is warning that the death toll may rise dramatically as more victims are found amid the debris.
Here is a selection of how international newspapers featured the death, devastation and faint hopes of finding survivors, on their front pages Tuesday morning.
Die Tageszeitung (Germany)
El Periódico de España (Spain)
Le Dauphiné Libéré (France)
La Croix (France)
La Stampa (Italy)
Diário de Noticias (Portugal)
The Guardian (UK)
Folha de São Paulo (Brazil)
Correo Sur (Bolivia)
Las Últimas Noticias (Chile)
La Cronica De Hoy (Mexico)
The New York Times (USA)
The Wall Street Journal (USA)
The Gazette (Canada)
The Jerusalem Post (Israel)
The Star (South Africa)
Lianhe Zaobao (Singapore)
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