A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit southern Turkey, 23 kilometres (14.2 miles) east of Nurdagi, Gaziantep province, at a depth of 24.1 kilometres (14.9 miles). Nurdagi is located along the Turkey-Syria border, and the quake was felt in several countries across the region, including Syria and Lebanon.
The earthquake has sadly resulted in many deaths and damage to infrastructure; however, we are pleased to report that we are in constant contact with all our staff, who are all safe, as well as their families.
There have already been aftershocks measuring between 6/7 in magnitude, which is also very serious.
Local ports status:
Iskenderun port: Dry cargo terminals are getting back to service.
Ceyhan Botas Terminal: All operations have resumed at Iraq and Azeri lines.
Dortyol Botas Terminal: All operations resume both at crude and LPG berths.
Yumurtalik Toros Terminal: All operations have resumed.
Our Mersin office is working as usual. The Iskenderun office is not yet active, but we continue to support it through our Mersin office.
Adana Airport: Operating as normal.
Hatay Airport: Damage repaired and operating as normal.
Gaziantep Airport: Operating as normal.
Kahramanmaras Airport: Operations have stopped for the moment for civilian flights.