Hopes of finding people alive have dimmed and experts fear the toll could rise sharply.
With many still trapped under the rubble, hundreds searching for their families, thousands homeless sleeping in cars and parks, the suffering is exacerbated by the freezing Winter weather.
AusRelief is working with Türk Kizilay (Turkish Red Crescent) to aid in the Search and Rescue and provide aid to those affected. Aid includes food, water, medical aid, blankets, temporary shelter. Our team has been working around, and against, the clock, to save people impacted by this devastating disaster.
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The earthquake is believed to be the strongest to hit Turkey since 1939, when an earthquake of the same magnitude killed 30,000 people, according to the USGS.
Search and rescue teams have been dispatched in South Turkey. Interior Minister, Suleyman Soylu says AFAD has put forward a fourth level alarm and has requested international help through the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC).
Houses have been destroyed in a series of aftershocks, with the strongest being of 6.7 magnitude.
Dozens of people are still trapped under rubble.
Gaziantep, the province most affected, is a poor area with a sizeable refugee population. The earthquake has had and will continue to have a devastating impact on these communities.
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