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Turkey detains man trying to kidnap baby after quake

Turkey detains man trying to kidnap baby after Earthquake:

Turkish police arrested a man who was attempting to kidnap a baby from a hospital in southern Turkey, according to official media.

This follows the devastating earthquake that struck the region.

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit southeast Turkey and a part of Syria caused massive destruction, killing up to 40,000 people and relocating millions more in both countries.

According to the state-run Anadolu news agency:

A man acting as the police chief visited a hospital in the earthquake-stricken province of Hatay’s Samandag district on Wednesday.

According to the Report:

After realising his police ID card was fake, the medical workers notified the legitimate police.

When authorities apprehended the suspect, they found fake police and military identity cards, gold, and currency worth around $6,500 in Turkish lira, dollars, and euros.

Baby Information

The officials denied any information on the baby.

Some parents in the neighbourhood have expressed concern to AFP about the purported kidnappings of youngsters.

Derya Yanik, Turkey’s Family Minister, revealed on Monday that the earthquake had seperated at least 1,362 children from their homes.

Read More: 7.8-Magnitude Quake Collapses Buildings In Central Turkey

Turkey Earthquake

A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Turkey and Syria.

Hundreds of buildings collapsed, and more than a hundred people died.

Even the death toll appeared to be increasing.

Besides, vibrations were also felt from the island of Cyprus.

Pavan Manzoor
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Pavan Manzoor is an experienced content writer , editor and social media handler along with a track record of youth-oriented activities in Pakistan and abroad. She was selected as a fully-funded delegate as a leadership fellow in Turkey. She also led a team of 5 volunteers at the week-long Young Professionals Fellowship in Maldives. She is also a member of the Youth Standing Committee on Higher Education.


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