(MENAFN) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised to rebuild and heal the wounds of victims affected by the powerful earthquakes that struck the country's southern region last month, claiming more than 45,000 lives. Speaking at the Justice and Development (AK) Party's group meeting in parliament, Erdogan pledged to erase the traces of the February 6 earthquake as soon as possible.
The magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 earthquakes, centered in Kahramanmaras, hit 10 other provinces, including Hatay, Gaziantep, Adiyaman, Malatya, Adana, Diyarbakir, Kilis, Osmaniye, Sanliurfa, and Elazig. The devastating quakes have affected some 13.5 million people in Turkey, with scientists describing the process as "not an ordinary one."
Erdogan acknowledged the seriousness of the situation, stating that Turkey is currently seized by an earthquake storm. However, he assured the people that the government will remove the debris, heal the wounds, and replace the collapsed houses with well-constructed ones. He promised to win the hearts of the people and build a new future and life for them.
In addition to his promises to rebuild and heal the wounds of earthquake victims, Erdogan also addressed the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey. He signaled that the elections will be held on May 14, as originally planned. Despite rumors that the elections could be postponed until later in the year or held as scheduled on June 18, Erdogan assured the lawmakers that the nation would do what is necessary on May 14.
In conclusion, Erdogan's promises to rebuild and heal the wounds of earthquake victims show his commitment to the Turkish people. His pledge to win their hearts and build a new future and life for them demonstrates his dedication to improving their lives despite the challenging circumstances. Additionally, his announcement that the elections will proceed as scheduled provides a sense of stability and continuity for the people of Turkey.
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