President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said some hotels in Antalya, Turkey, will house earthquake survivors.
"Starting from places close to the disaster area, the necessary plans are being made to put the hotels that have already suspended their activities due to the winter season to serve the disaster victims," Erdogan said in a speech on Tuesday. "Only in the Antalya region, 50,000 beds have been prepared for this purpose."
About 8,000 people were rescued from the rubble so far, Erdogan noted.
Here are the other aid and recovery efforts he detailed in his speech:
- The injured people who were treated after being rescued were sent to hospitals in other parts of our country, especially in Mersin, Istanbul and Ankara.
- So far, 54,000 tents and 102,000 beds have been sent to the regions, and 53,317 rescue personnel are working in the earthquake zone.
- Satellite transmission terminals were sent to the region in order to ensure that there is no interruption in communication.