About two weeks after a major earthquake killed tens of thousands of people, Turkey has stopped rescue efforts in all but two provinces, the nation’s disaster agency reported.
According to the agency’s leader, searches will continue in Kahramanmaras and Hatay.
On Friday, survivors were still being extracted from the wreckage, but chances of discovering more survivors are dwindling.
On Sunday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken traveled to Turkey. He had planned the vacation before the catastrophe.
The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Kahramanmaras on February 6 had its epicenter there. There have been confirmed fatalities totaling more than 44,000 in northern Syria and southeast Turkey.
Given that around 345,000 apartments in Turkey are reported to have been demolished and