Seeking local ties to devastating Turkey earthquake
October 25, 2011
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.
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.