ECS Statement on Turkey and Syria

Turkey and Syria earthquake

On March 1, 2003, the ECS Executive Committee approved the release of the following statement acknowledging the devastation and impact of the natural disasters occurring in southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia:

The ECS community stands in solidarity with our valued members from Turkey and Syria in grieving the loss of more than 47,000 precious lives and counting, and the unprecedented destruction caused by the continuing series of devastating earthquakes that began striking the region with back-to-back earthquakes of magnitudes 7.8 and 7.5 on February 6, 2023.

The ECS Executive Committee is empowered to issue statements on behalf of the Society in support of vital causes central to our science and humanity at large. Visit ECS Position Statements to learn more.


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