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 The latest news about the events of the earthquake that occurred in Turkey and Syria

Turkey and Syria earthquake... the death toll exceeds 37 thousand, and survivors are found a week after the disaster. 

The death toll from the earthquake that struck southern Turkey and northern Syria exceeded 37,000, after more bodies were recovered from under the rubble of destroyed buildings in the two countries, with survivors still being found despite the passage of a week since the disaster. On the seventh day of the earthquake that occurred at dawn last Monday, the death toll in Turkey exceeded 31,643 people, while the death toll in Syria reached about 5,714, and the injured reached 7,396. At dawn today, Monday, search and rescue teams were able to recover many people trapped under the rubble in several Turkish cities, but hopes for finding more survivors are receding, while the Civil Defense in northern Syria announced the end of rescue operations.

Despite the passage of a week since the devastating Kahramanmaraş earthquake, aftershocks are still continuing, as the Turkish Seismological Observatory announced that it recorded two aftershocks in the same state yesterday, Sunday, with a magnitude of 4.1 and 4.6 degrees on the Richter scale, while the Euro-Mediterranean Center for Seismology announced the registration of 70 earthquakes in Turkey, Saturday, ranged between 3 and 4.7 degrees. Controversy also continued over what was considered an international failure to deliver aid to those affected by the earthquake in northwestern Syria, even though 7 days have passed since the earthquake. The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Martin Griffiths, acknowledged that the international community had failed those living in northwestern Syria, and said that they were right to feel abandoned by the international community.

In light of the statements and promises, the UN Security Council will hold closed consultations today, Monday, to discuss the response to the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria. The US envoy to the United Nations, Linda Thomas Greenfield, said in a statement that the United States is calling on the UN Security Council to "immediately vote" to allow international aid to be sent to northwestern Syria, which is under opposition control, through more border crossings from Turkey. At dawn on February 6, an earthquake of 7.7 degrees struck southern Turkey and northern Syria, followed by another hours later with a magnitude of 7.6 and hundreds of violent aftershocks, which left great losses in lives and property in both countries.