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Turkey declares week-long mourning for quake victims

Turkish authorities confirm 1,651 deaths, with another 968 reported in Syria, after powerful earthquakes bring thousands of buildings crashing down in both countries. Initial magnitude 7.8 tremor in southeastern Turkey early on Monday was followed by magnitude 7.6 earthquake hours later amid several aftershocks. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey will observe seven days of national mourning for the victims of Monday’s earthquake. Al Jazeera’s Sinem Koseoglu reports from Istanbul, Turkey. Subscribe to our channel: Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Check our website: Check out our Instagram page: #Turkiye #Turkey #TurkeyEarthquake #TurkiyeEarthquake #Syria #SyriaEarthquake #EastMediterranean #EastMediterraneanEarthquake #Earthquake #Malaytya #PrayForTurkey #PrayForSyria #Kahramanmaras

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