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Earthquake victims continue to pour into occupied areas

There are 120 students enrolled in schools in the occupied areas who have come from earthquake ravaged areas in Turkey

Source: CNA

Burak Mavis, secretary general of the Turkish Teachers' Guild (KTS), stated that the number of earthquake-affected students registered in schools in the occupied territories is 120 and claimed that Turkey's "embassy" is aware of how many earthquake victims fled to the occupied territories.

Murat Sienkul, the "mayor" of Kyrenia, also noted that temporary migration is inevitable and that there are about 6,000 residents of the occupied city who have relatives in the earthquake-affected regions.

Sienkul stated that it is essential for the "Kyrenia municipality" to be prepared because temporary migration is unavoidable during his remarks at a meeting of the "municipal council" regarding the earthquake disaster in Turkey and the path to take as a "municipality." He stated that tutoring for earthquake victims between the ages of 4 and 18 is being provided by volunteers and that efforts are being made to ensure the kids are making the most of their time.

He added that there are centers ready to offer support in this area and that a separate structure has been set up to provide psychological assistance to families affected by the earthquake.

According to him, assistance will be arranged for the earthquake victims under the condition that "they do not leave their province" because the Turkish government does not want to lose residents from the earthquake-affected areas since, based on information they currently possess, Turkey does not favor a permanent mass settlement in the occupied areas.

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