- The death toll from the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Monday has risen to more than 12,000.
- At least 9,057 people have died in Turkey, the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. At least 2,992 have been killed in Syria.
- Erdogan travelled to some of the most affected areas. On Tuesday, he announced a three-month state of emergency across 10 provinces, while aid agencies grapple with the complicated logistics of sending emergency assistance to war-hit Syria.
- The group leading efforts to rescue people buried under rubble in rebel-held areas of Syria, the Syrian Civil Defence, says it has not received any aid so far.
- More than 12,000 Turkish search-and-rescue personnel are working in the affected areas, along with 9,000 troops. More than 70 countries have offered rescue teams and other aid.