There have been not one but two immense and terrifying earthquakes in Turkey, a 7.8 and a 7.4 in relatively rapid succession, centred in Gaziantep. There used to be a Roman fort there; the before and after pictures are horrifying; this massive building which has survived 1700 years lost all of the towers and it just looks like a pile of rubble rolling down the hill it’s set atop. First death toll is over 1000 people and it will go higher.
Syria too is affected, about 300 reported dead. All these numbers will go higher.
Aerial shots of the affected areas are heart-stopping and horrifying.
As always if you want to help, donate to Red Crescent or find a local who’s Turkish and plugged in back home and ask for their advice.
Didn’t go to church yesterday. Made some phone calls. We had leftovers for lunch (the last of the stew soup that Keith made) a fruit smoothie for a snack and chicken sammies with poutine for supper.
Thinkn about coffee.