Turkey 'seriously' preparing for possible Istanbul earthquake
Friday’s disaster killed at least 34 people in Elazig and four others in Malatya [Ilyas Akengin/AFP]

 

Turkey ‘seriously’ preparing for possible Istanbul earthquake

Minister says ‘[magnitude] 7.5’ earthquake is likely in Istanbul as rescue efforts continue in quake-hit southeast.

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has said the government is “seriously” preparing to deal with a possible strong earthquake in Istanbul, the country’s largest city and economic hub.

He made the remark in a televised interview late on Sunday, two days after a deadly magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit Turkey’s southeastern provinces of Elazig and Malatya.

“We expect a [magnitude] 7.5 earthquake in Istanbul … We are seriously working on the possible scenario of the earthquake,” he told broadcaster CNN Turk.

 

As Jesus said;

“For many will come in My name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.…” — Matt 24:5-7