Turkey, Van 1:41 p.m. local time  – Turkey’s National Earthquake Monitoring Centre  reported the quake’s magnitude as 6.6. At least 217 people are confirmed killed in the 7.2-magnitude in eastern Turkey, with fears the death toll could rise to 1,000 or more.

Many leaders and scout volunteers of Türkiye İzcilik Federasyonu (Scouting & Guiding Federation of Turkey) , are now at eastern province Van helping search and rescue teams.

We would like to  express condolences on the rising deaths resulting from the earthquake in Turkey. Please be assured that the affected people and areas are in the prayers of others at this difficult time, including your brothers and sisters in Scouting.

WOSM European Scout Committee and WSB – European Regional Office


Mihajlo Atanackovic
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Mihajlo Atanackovic

Mihajlo comes from Serbia and is a Digital Engagement Officer at European Scout Office.

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