09 Feb 2023

Türkiye – Earthquakes

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Turkish PTT Corporation has advised that two massive earthquakes (magnitude 7.7 and 7.6) hit the southern and south-eastern regions of the country on 6 February 2023. As a result, the Turkish government has declared a state of emergency with effect from 8 February 2023.


These devastating earthquakes have caused buildings to collapse and significant disruption to transport and travel in the affected areas. The most severely affected cities are Adana, Adıyaman, Diyarbakır, Gaziantep, Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye and Şanlıurfa, as well as the surrounding districts and villages.


This will have a major impact on operations and, consequently, on quality of service for all types of inbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items). As a result, service delivery standards cannot be guaranteed and delays are likely in the affected areas.