Seeking local ties to devastating Turkey earthquake

October 25, 2011

By Staff

NEW — 11 a.m. Oct. 25, 2011

Rescuers continue to search for people trapped amid rubble after a strong earthquake rattled Turkey on Oct. 23.

The magnitude-7.2 earthquake is the most powerful to hit Turkey in more than a decade and, so far, has claimed almost 300 lives. The temblor struck a remote region near the Iranian border.

The Issaquah Press seeks Issaquah School District residents connected to the earthquake or involved in relief efforts.

Email your contact information to reporter Warren Kagarise at, or contact the paper on Twitter or Facebook by noon Friday.

Turkey received aid offers from dozens of nations around the globe, but so far has not accepted international aid.

Turkish Red Crescent is among the largest disaster response organizations in Europe. The organization is prepared to respond to large earthquakes. Officials at the American Red Cross and local international relief organizations, including Medical Teams International, continue to monitor the situation, in case Turkey requests assistance.

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