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Turkey Fines Broadcasters Critical of Government Response to Deadly Earthquakes

HeadlineFeb 23, 2023

The combined death toll from the February 6 earthquake and its aftershocks in Turkey and Syria has topped 49,000, according to CNN, and continues to rise. The U.N. is warning there is an urgent need for shelter and aid in both countries. At least 1.5 million people in Turkey became homeless from the quakes. Meanwhile, the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has issued fines to three broadcasters who aired coverage critical of the official earthquake response.

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