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Why Did The Turkey-Syria Earthquake Kill Over 46,000 People? | Street Interview

  • Published on Jun 5, 2023 veröffentlicht
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    The opinions expressed in this video are those of individual interviewees alone and do not reflect the views of ASIAN BOSS or the general Turkish population.
    0:00 - Intro
    0:53 - Immediate reactions
    1:40 - How devastating was the earthquake?
    4:50 - Do you know someone who was affected?
    6:03 - How common are earthquakes in Turkey?
    7:20 - How prepared are people in case a big earthquake hits?
    9:27 - Government’s response
    12:05 - Recovery from the earthquake
    13:49 - Messages to earthquake victims
    14:36 - What people need the most right now
    15:55 - What can the global community do to help?
    16:20 - Message to Syrian victims
    17:46 - End statement
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Comments • 356

  • Asian Boss
    Asian Boss  3 months ago +61

    You can donate to those affected by the earthquake here: ahbap.org/disasters-turkey Let’s come together as a community to show support and help out where we can.

    • Cin Lung Chen
      Cin Lung Chen 3 months ago

      Will they include paypal? I only have miniscule doge crypto and bank transfer is a nightmare process and fees here where I live.

    • Clarus Stük
      Clarus Stük 3 months ago

      I tried, but it asks for my bank pin, which is weird. They should add PayPal or a safer payment method.

    • simplyclem
      simplyclem 3 months ago +1

      @Clarus Stük paypal banned in Turkey

    • Sunset
      Sunset 3 months ago

      credit card transaction went smoothly. i wonder how much body bags cost. I also wonder if my country is sending support. I used to be proud of the images of our helicopters being the first to arrive with aide, but that’s changed

    • disconnect
      disconnect 3 months ago

      @Cin Lung Chen Hey friend. Thank you for your kindness. I've checked, i don't think they have paypal but they say wherever you are in the world if you make a donation to ahbap for earthquake there will be no transmission fee.

  • ennyk
    ennyk 3 months ago +241

    Thank you Asian Boss for being our voice.

  • Sonya Lindee
    Sonya Lindee 3 months ago +74

    I love the lady’s comment, “When you put politics aside humanity comes to light. Such truth in a statement yet such sadness as well. Government is put in place for its people for necessities such as this. When the people needed help the most their government structures failed them. What is happening in Turkey and Syria can easily happen along the gulf of California into Mexico. None of these occurrences are beyond us globally.🌍🌏🌎

  • Mr Panic Attack
    Mr Panic Attack 3 months ago +81

    6:30 She has a point, I’m just shocked at how many buildings were destroyed. Something is really wrong on how those buildings were constructed. I hope they’ll investigate this, whether it’s the fault of contractors, engineers etc.
    I mean just compare it to 2011 Japan Earthquake, more than a decade ago, there were very little damage to the buildings and infrastructure in the cities when the earthquake hit. Only the eastern coast of Japan, most specifically Sendai suffered damage because of the tsunami. I think now, they’re building a tsunami wall.

    • Sara A
      Sara A 3 months ago +3

      Japan is well known for its earthquakes. You can not compare them to countries where earthquakes are unfamiliar to them at least in their land. Japan is a well-developed country that has studied every single element to low the damage rate as much as possible.

    • ImDayvSketch
      ImDayvSketch 3 months ago +30

      ​@Sara Aeven turkey lies on many faults where it's a hugh earthquake prone area

    • Oğuz drvirus
      Oğuz drvirus 3 months ago +3

      Earthquakes in Japan usually occur in the open ocean 30-40 km from the ground, some 300-400 km below. If the two earthquakes of the aforementioned character had happened in Japan, there would have been grave destructions, although of course not like in Turkiye. As far as I know, there are examples of this.
      TWO EARTHQUAKE IN 9 HOURS ( 7.8 - 7.6) AND EARTHQUAKE WAS 7-10 KM DEPTH DIRECTLY UNDER CITIES. and they took a long time. This is insane. But yes, there were old buildings that were not built according to Turkiye's current building codes. Some new ones that were made in accordance with the code also crashed because there were omissions or cheats. But if these bad character and severe earthquakes had been one after the other in Europe, rest assured that a very grave picture would emerge there too. Moreover, it was earthquakes that directly affected the area on a large scale than most of its countries.
      98 percent of buildings that had collapsed as a result of the recent earthquakes had been built before 1999.
      This shows that these buildings, which were not built in accordance with the good building codes that were tightened after the 99 earthquake, were demolished and their transformation could not be done sufficiently. I do not ignore the responsibility of the contractors and the government, but unfortunately, two shallow big earthquakes happened on the same day. And many buildings that were not built according to current building regulations were destroyed.(7.8 and 7.6 depth 7-10 km Mercalli XI)

    • Mr Panic Attack
      Mr Panic Attack 3 months ago +3

      @Oğuz drvirus if there is a known active fault line running through cities, then it is the job of the government to ban building structures on top of the fault line, buildings must be built at least 100 to 500 meters away from the known fault line. My only concern is if there is no known fault line, if an earthquake would happen, it will cause serious damage like a collapse of a stable building (regardless if the building has deep foundations).

    • Oğuz drvirus
      Oğuz drvirus 3 months ago

      @Mr Panic Attack You're right.

  • kkg_0302
    kkg_0302 3 months ago +22

    i appreciate asian boss for covering this issue. the first few days we, turkish people, worked incredibly hard to raise our voices on a global scale. i sincerely believe that these interviews and documentaries are crucial for collecting donations and increasing awareness.

  • ahmadin
    ahmadin 3 months ago +35

    my condolences to the victims and the families left behind 🇮🇩❤️🇸🇾🇹🇷

  • InstantLuc
    InstantLuc 3 months ago +84

    Very sad. Been to Turkey 3 times, lovely people. Will donate and hopefully anyone who is able will donate too!

  • Andrew Cutler
    Andrew Cutler 3 months ago +125

    Gut wrenching. Most aid can’t even get into Syria due to the civil war there too, so the true toll may never be known.

    • The Unbeatable
      The Unbeatable 3 months ago +28

      Not civil war but inhumane sanctions imposed

      RYUJI YAMAZAKI 3 months ago +1

      Who stopped the aid,why?

    • phloem
      phloem 3 months ago +10

      No, it's because of US sanctions blocking aid. Syrians who had GoFundMes even had their fundraisers shut down in compliance with US law.

    • Sa
      Sa 3 months ago +2

      @phloem exactly

  • Shaikha Fathima
    Shaikha Fathima 3 months ago +33

    We once experienced a flood in 2018 and it was the worst flood in the century. We saw how people life were affected and some did not recover from it. They couldn't forgot the drastic experience they had. Comparing it to the earthquake in turkey, i couldn't imagine the sufferings of the people. Condolences to the ones who lost their family. It will be difficut for them to move on. They may can heal the wounds on their body, but it takes them a long time to heal the wounds on the mind. Psychological support should be given to them..
    I hope turkey and syria would overcome this disaster. The government of the countries should adopt adequate measures to prevent if from happening in the future just like our government did.
    My prayers to those who were affected by this.. May god bless you.. ♡

    • Asian Prince
      Asian Prince 3 months ago +1

      Flood 2018?
      May I ask where you were at the time in which you experienced it? Which country?

    • Shaikha Fathima
      Shaikha Fathima 3 months ago +3

      @Asian Prince It was in India.. it happened in our state kerala.

  • Devilchu
    Devilchu 3 months ago +73

    I've sent donations through European help groups and I have also sent using the link above.
    I know that political relations between my country of Sweden and Turkey are not so good right now, but please know that our thoughts are with you in this trying times.

    • Devilchu
      Devilchu 3 months ago +30

      People are not their governments and we should stand together in solidarity with the Turkish people who are suffering from this catastrophe.

    • Lily Rose
      Lily Rose 3 months ago

      @Kaya It is both. Dont make is sound like our religion dont matters

    • Napoleon Bonaparte
      Napoleon Bonaparte 3 months ago +1

      I pay my taxes, my government send our troops to your country. Glad I could help your country.

    • disconnect
      disconnect 3 months ago +2

      @Devilchu Thank you devilchu. I've got comments telling me turks deserved to die because erdoğan doesn't let sweeden into nato. That's exactly what i've said, not that it changed their minds. I felt like i've punched in the stomach one more time, the cruelty was overwhelming. I know not everybody thinks, feels the same but reading your comment made it true. Thank you for your kindness. Thank you for being..

  • Angie N.
    Angie N. 3 months ago +26

    Thank you for covering this, Asian Boss. you guys are doing a good work.

  • Kostas Kazakis
    Kostas Kazakis 3 months ago +22

    My condolences to everyone in Syria and Turkey. Many hugs and kisses to my syrian and turkish friends from a greek. I can't explain in words what happened to the people there :-( . My deepest condolences and and much love to all of you! Of course I will donate too. FCK politics! They are the worst!

    • Error_404
      Error_404 2 months ago

      A Greek says this? Probably a fake account no way

  • Pitapat819
    Pitapat819 3 months ago +4

    Visited turkey with my parents, went to both Gaziantep and Sanliurfa, last September and even now watching these videos I still can’t stop the shock and tears… how much more for the people there, especially those who lost loved ones… truly, i hope they get through these days,

  • Nilgun Sazak
    Nilgun Sazak 3 months ago +2

    Thank you so much for making this video. We need all the help we can get, an earthquake this catastrophic can not heal quickly. For the international people, please donate to the link in the description box if you can. We will never forget the help we received.

  • Suzan Defne Kılıç
    Suzan Defne Kılıç 3 months ago +10

    Thank you Asian Boss for this video

  • Maddoxx
    Maddoxx 3 months ago +1

    My deepest sympathy to all the victims...RIP...prayers & thoughts 🙏

  • bpcgos
    bpcgos 3 months ago +27

    Condolences to our Turkey Brother and sister, Indonesia also have been through devastating catasthrope of Tsunami in 2004 and as recent as Lombok earthquake in 2018, hopeful for full recovery ...

  • Teaching Trends
    Teaching Trends 3 months ago +12

    Very important information. Wow you put people on the ground in Turkey to help. That's awesome
    Your channel should be in the millions with this very important topic with humanity. How some people are so "removed" in mind is shocking 😐 😳
    My heart goes out

  • bunnyfreakz
    bunnyfreakz 3 months ago +11

    This is so heartbreaking. Syria people can't take a break.

  • Satyasya Satyasya
    Satyasya Satyasya 3 months ago +32

    *I know someone in Turkey* who despite not wanting to talk to me in over a year and a half or so, I'm still worried. I reached out and heard nothing. I don't even know if the contact info is correct or where they may be, but it sucks. We didn't seem to work-out as friends or anything more, but I think of them a lot and now, I think of them everyday. I don't know if I can name names since I don't wanna dox myself or them, but... I don't know... I just.. *I'd give anything to hear from them.*
    "T.A.B" ... I'm worried about you.

    • Wildflower
      Wildflower 3 months ago +4

      Hopefully you will be able to find them on social media once things are working again. Good luck. 💕

    • Satyasya Satyasya
      Satyasya Satyasya 3 months ago +4

      @Wildflower They don't have any social media. I only have a phone number for them and an old app thing that they've not even used in over a year and a half :(

    • hgf trtgyh
      hgf trtgyh 3 months ago +1

      @Satyasya Satyasya where does s/he live?

    • Satyasya Satyasya
      Satyasya Satyasya 3 months ago +8

      @hgf trtgyh I don't actually know. There's a location on their old app thing but I don't know how accurate that could possibly be.
      If I wanted to somehow track them down, all I have is their name, age, pictures from when we knew eachother, their general job/industry (during the time I knew them) and a phone number (which might not be used anymore). Its... difficult.
      I mean, maybe I'm being selfish. They clearly didn't wanna know me anymore but I'm super worried and there was no closure before as it is, so this is kinda hurting me a bit.

    • A C
      A C 3 months ago

      I knew a few people too in Turkey through Ablo but that app has been shutdown so no idea how they're doing

  • Doktor Brown
    Doktor Brown Month ago +1

    I live in Adana(one of he earthquake region). Even days after the earthquake, help did not come, they distorted everything on the news. They made it look as if the government had taken care of everything and there was no problem. Foreign rescuers were also aware of what had happened, so many returned. In addition, the death toll is misrepresented so that the public does not think badly about the government. They also misrepresented the death toll in previous earthquakes. I can say that at least 200,000 people died in this earthquake.

  • Ibrahim Hannani
    Ibrahim Hannani 3 months ago +38

    من الجزائر 🇩🇿 تألمنا لما حصل لكم كان الله تعالى في عونكم إخواننا في تركيا🇹🇷 وسوريا 🇸🇾.

  • Jahrakal
    Jahrakal 3 months ago +3

    I am so sorry for the losses in Turkey and Syria.

  • THWB
    THWB Month ago

    In a world of Western centric media, Asian Boss is a blessing for Asia to share our voices, our stories, and our perspectives in our own Asian point of view.

  • Justyburger
    Justyburger 3 months ago +7

    This was a very good report. I think the answer to Turkey's building problems, is engineered timber. Not substandard heavy concrete and thin steel. Timber will flex and there is nowhere near the same weight to come down on top of people. Timber works well for mid sized buildings of around 10 floors. The technology has improved a lot. I would say that if all those buildings were timber, hardly any lives would have been lost. Not from buildings collapsing. It amazes me that the buildings are this bad in such a seizmic area. At least Japan build their structures to handle earthquakes. Not so much for tsunami's it would seem. All the wooden houses got swept away.
    I spent some time in Turkey and met wonderfully warm people almost everywhere. My only negative experience was the carpet scammers in Istanbul. Everyone else was wonderful and the kids were always intrigued as to where I was from and what I thought about Turkey. This disaster is extremely tragic.

  • Robopecha
    Robopecha 3 months ago +1

    thanks so much for this video! it is so much more informative than any social media post i have seen. i had lots of questions during the last days and they all got answered.

  • Tripte
    Tripte 3 months ago +15

    Informative Interview...I am really proud that our country was one of the first to provide humanitarian aid in Turkey.
    Love from India 🇮🇳

  • RustyFMJ
    RustyFMJ 3 months ago +13

    The question nobody is asking is; why have 10 story appartment buildings among others been built with barely any reinforced concrete? Those countries are so corrupt they'd gladly lose thousands of lives over making a few bucks extra. A properly built concrete building should never be able to pancake in on itself that easy (and on newsfootage it's easy to see that in a lot/most buildings there's barely any metal sticking out of the concrete)

    • Nilden Morris
      Nilden Morris 3 months ago

      Yes, absolutely true! I’m Turkish and yes they allow huge buildings to be built in earthquake prone areas… it’s all about the cash 😖

  • Piano Classic
    Piano Classic 3 months ago +4

    Prayer and thought for people in Turkey and Syria.

  • Clyde
    Clyde 3 months ago +7

    I'm so puzzled. Was the earthquake THAT insanely destructive? How could it be that THAT MANY people lost their lives? Was it an architecture and infrastructure problem?

    • Harun Erdoğdu
      Harun Erdoğdu 3 months ago +2

      Turkiyede ayni gun iki kere deprem oldu ve deprem yuzeye cok yakindi. Dunyadaki en siddetli deprem

    • Greendro
      Greendro 3 months ago +6

      Well yes there is an infrastructure problem since there was a lot of weak buildings that had collapsed in this earthquake.

    • Miliba
      Miliba 3 months ago +13

      The corruption and poor building enhanced the disaster. An earthquake of 7.2 would have caused minor inconvenience to Japan

    • dsad dfgs
      dsad dfgs 3 months ago +8

      @Miliba it was 7.8 and 7.6 two earthquake in succession

    • Pollex Meister
      Pollex Meister 3 months ago +2

      An earthquake itself never or at least barely is responsible for deaths. It is almost always due to the buildings collapsing and so killing people.

  • Cin Lung Chen
    Cin Lung Chen 3 months ago +8

    Before this video, I thought it was a regional earthquake, but it turns out it was the most parts of Turkey and quite a big part of Syria too.

    • Sel
      Sel 3 months ago +1

      5 cities in Turkey. 2 cities Hatay / Maras was affected the most.

    • Social Service
      Social Service 3 months ago +2

      @Sel 10 cities were affected. The major destruction is on three provinces.

  • Lillylu
    Lillylu 3 months ago +6

    Have you heard that the town Erzin in the earthquake area was only mildly damaged? It seems like it was the only town where authorities demanded and controlled that buildings were erected according to existing earthquake standards...

  • Az Mard
    Az Mard 3 months ago +5

    Stay strong, everyone :')
    My condolences from Malaysia.

  • MrJoergenfoged
    MrJoergenfoged 3 months ago +5

    Kei - it is a heart breaking situation Türkiye and Syria have to face after this Earth quake - and your reporters have done a very informative and sober job when interviewing the people...

  • Joselito Suazo
    Joselito Suazo 3 months ago +1

    I think the structure isn't that strong enough to an Earthquake like that... They must improve the strength of the building and so if things happens like this death would be minimal somehow.. Our condolences here in the Philippines 🌴 for those who didn't survive from this horrible Earthquake 😭

  • Melissa C
    Melissa C 2 months ago +1

    I’m friends on Facebook with a girl from Turkey. I had messaged her to see if she was alright. She said it happened on the other side of Turkey & she & her family were alright. She did say how devastating it was.

  • İ İ
    İ İ 3 months ago +2

    Well it's true that wasn't very fast the help in first hours ,but i think it was because was pretty much difficult and dangerous considering even some roads bring like in half because of earthquake ,but they still manage to rescue a lot people with also the help of a lot of countries. Building next to fallen were dangerous too .
    I don't think trusting social media it's very good idea ,it's not better from the media considering the amount of misinformation you could get .

  • Mimi
    Mimi 3 months ago +1

    as korean new zealander, its really sad to see more than 30k ppl lost their lives bec of earthquake and its also sad to see some interviewees in this video saying they r not prepared for earthquake. i think its time that government need to respond better to those victims and also create earthquake proof buildings which will prevent more deaths and also create earthquake drills. even here in nz which is in ring of fire and is prone to earthquake and volcanoes, i remember when we were in school, we had earthquake drills where we get under table, cover and protect our head using our hands for few min until drill is over. i hope deaths stop increasing and hope the people r okay. i remember 2011 Christchurch earthquake which killed 180 ppl. i feel sad to victims who died or lost someone

  • S Roberts
    S Roberts 3 months ago +3

    Just out of interest and concern for rebuilding efforts - aren't there age-old ways to build to help withstand earthquakes? And haven't there been more recent discussion, research and legislation for new builds?
    I feel that these things must have been in place (just for logic sake) and that it was simply the strength of this earthquake that was the main reason for the catastrophic building failures?

    • InTeCredo
      InTeCredo 3 months ago +3

      Unfortunately, some developers chose to cut the corners and skimp on material quality when constructing them. Some politicians and bureaucrats received the "gifts" to look other way. So far have Turkish government arrested over 150 people for this.

    • Lillylu
      Lillylu 3 months ago +1

      After the last horrifying earthquake, they did implement regulations for construction. It seems to come to light that they were ignored on a large scale.

    • Ege Yalın
      Ege Yalın 3 months ago

      Contructing earthquake resistant building is not hard. There are certain cities in the affected area where no buildings collapsed. There are buildings, centuries old that endured the earthquake. A mayor in the affected area refused scientists' offer to investigate and renovate buildings by saying that he didn't believe in seismology. This is the problem. People don't believe in science, and even if they do, they don't act responsibly.

    • S Roberts
      S Roberts 3 months ago

      @Ege Yalın I suppose I would reply why doesn't the electorate throw out that mayor? And all the other things that counter-act corruption? It's rather insensitive of me to be saying this now, but it seems so urgent when you think about the rebuilding that will follow.

  • Siti Aisyah
    Siti Aisyah 3 months ago +6

    This tragedy really broke my heart

  • bearsagainstevil
    bearsagainstevil 3 months ago +3

    I remember the big earthquake turkey had in the 1990s, this will happen again maybe in Istanbul and maybe much bigger, and apart from rebuilding houses because lets imagine all those people were in caravans no one would have died because layers of concrete would not have fallen on them. So you could design shelters so that even if you had big earthquakes they would not harm people.
    The other thing is having tools and machinery around the country in earthquake-proof structures and training the public on how to do search and rescue. because thousands of people could have been saved if they didn't have to wait a week for help to arrive

  • Selcuk
    Selcuk 3 months ago +4

    It baffles me that people expect that help intervenes everywhere in the first 24 hours. Highways and roads literally split in two, railways bent, airstrips damaged, harbour damaged.
    Disaster area is 110000 km² which is the size of Bulgaria or Virginia USA and affected about 20 million people. 11000+ buildings collapsed and rubble blocking the streets. 60-65% of people working for AFAD (counterpart of FEMA) in that area was trapped/died under the collapsed buildings. The criticism about arrival time of help is really unwarranted.

    • dd dd
      dd dd 3 months ago +1

      Yeah. I agree. Instead there should be more appreciation for those who helped. Romania Bulgaria for example were of the first that sent rescue teams 👏 other countries did too. The only blame can be given to those who constructed these buildings and the ones who made it possible *cough* Erdogan and his corruption. Turkey needs infrastructure like the one in Japan or start moving out population from the most risk areas for earthquakes to less dangerous region's. Pll lost everything anyway no point rebuilding when in 10 years something similar will happen

    • Selcuk
      Selcuk 3 months ago +1

      @dd dd More appreciation? You can’t imagine the amount of appreciation and support the international resque teams receives. It’s at max level, they can’t do any better.

    • Selcuk
      Selcuk 3 months ago +1

      @dd dd I don’t blame Erdogan for the lack of building qualities. He’s not the one handing out permits. Almost all municipalities in the disaster area are being runned by opposition parties of Erdogan. It’s them who gives the permits. And they get bribed by construction firms.
      Erdogans mistake was giving an amnesty related to land registry but all people wanted this (icluding opposition voters) because for years there was an issue with those land registers.

  • overthinker
    overthinker 3 months ago +2

    Thank you for spreading awareness

  • Nezzen
    Nezzen 3 months ago

    what an insane amount of lives lost from this... this is so depressing...

  • antinapay
    antinapay 3 months ago +13

    Honest question, if people thank God for the survivors, is it warranted that we also blame him for causing this disaster and the deaths? It goes both ways doesn't it?

    • Asian Prince
      Asian Prince 3 months ago

      Huh? Can you give examples as to both ways?

    • アター
      アター 3 months ago +4

      I often think similar about that too. like we thank God for giving us life, but being life also means that we will suffer, so is God good or bad?

    • Miriam Geffery
      Miriam Geffery 3 months ago

      Can you blame God for our deliberate destruction of this planet because of our greed? Can you blame God for our unwillingness to stand against those who bring destruction to the people that they are supposed to serve? If we are here for God then God will be here for us.⚖️🤟✌🏾🌈

    • Nora Krissford
      Nora Krissford 3 months ago +7

      I'm Turkish and at first, I did blame God but now... I feel like it has nothing to do with God. We could have built houses better. Turkey is in a region where you expect earthquakes often. Like Japan. And they built houses that will stand through strong earthquakes. We didn't and look at where it got us. The government is to blame here. Not God.

  • Melissa C
    Melissa C 2 months ago

    I agree with the one guy about needing psychological help. I was thinking the same thing. They are going to need it badly.

  • xxnike0629xx
    xxnike0629xx 3 months ago +9

    This is a wake up call to update building codes to be more protected against something like a earthquake and for the Turkish government to be more quick to respond and quick to detect things like an earthquake.

    • Asian Prince
      Asian Prince 3 months ago

      Do you mean house renovation is needed to withstand earthquake happening in the future?

    • InTeCredo
      InTeCredo 3 months ago +4

      It has nothing to do with the building codes (which have been developed for the earthquake zones such as California; Peru, Chile, and many countries around the world). It has to do with some developers who chose to save money by skimping on material and quality. And the corrupt politicians and bureaucrats looking other way. This is the persistent problem in Türkiye.

    • Nilden Morris
      Nilden Morris 3 months ago +1

      You are right of course, but in Turkey’s case the regulations WERE updated however that means nothing if the system which should be checking conformity with those regulations is corrupt

    • Ali Pala
      Ali Pala 3 months ago

      If the building codes aren't being enforced, their presence means nothing

  • Chaloner
    Chaloner 3 months ago +9

    Blame the government with their building codes.. The entire world should follow Japan's building codes. In 2011 the big earthquake at 9.0 practically there were hardly any deaths and hardly any buildings destroyed. It was the tsunami that killed thousands...

  • Hey Tony [Korean Living with Japanese in China]

    *It's hard to do it like Japan today, but I think we need to design for earthquakes when we build buildings.*

  • Lizzie
    Lizzie 3 months ago +3


  • Skyscrapers
    Skyscrapers 3 months ago

    May people died due to the quake rest in piece.

  • shqip_idhull
    shqip_idhull 3 months ago +6

    Albania and Türkiye are united in Islam, the people of Albania support our Turkish brothers and sisters in this time of tragedy 🙏 donations are being sent ❤️

    • nisantasicoocugu
      nisantasicoocugu 3 months ago +8

      we really bored about that all islam and religion things!
      We will Make it with Good and Kindfull peoples. Doesnt matter are they muslım or pastafarıan
      importand is Kindness and warm feelings.

  • Maraki Christ
    Maraki Christ 3 months ago +2

    Unfortunately all these people died because of the government's mistakes..I hope people should ask about punishment from all these companies who made these buildings.. but until now nothing is happening..

  • JJerseyGirl
    JJerseyGirl 3 months ago +2

    With Turkey being prone to earthquakes(Anatolia fault)they should have building codes like Japan that is on the ring of fire.

  • Umi Hikari
    Umi Hikari 3 months ago +6

    Is there any place that collects donations for Syria? I really want to help them out but havent found one. They had been suffering immensely long before the quake

    • Lilly Ess
      Lilly Ess 3 months ago

      The white helmets and I believe doctors without borders is working in that region.

  • My Fabulous Life with Lupus

    The Syrian American Medical Society and the White Helmets Organization are also good choices for donations.❤

    • Asian Prince
      Asian Prince 3 months ago

      How do they work ?

    • Mai ve Siyah
      Mai ve Siyah 3 months ago +1

      Its for syria,not for Turkey

    • My Fabulous Life with Lupus
      My Fabulous Life with Lupus 3 months ago

      @Mai ve Siyah yes, I know. Northern Syria had significant damage from the quake too.

    • My Fabulous Life with Lupus
      My Fabulous Life with Lupus 3 months ago +1

      @Asian Prince The White Helmets are on the ground in both Syria and Turkey and are literally digging people out of the rubble. SAMA coordinates aid in Syria for those affected by the earthquake. You can go to either's website and it will explain in more detail.

  • Sylvain Leseur
    Sylvain Leseur 3 months ago +2

    Poor people. Thanks for sharing.

  • cynthia kent
    cynthia kent 3 months ago +1

    Hopefully they will build away from these sites. May need to build 3-4 story building rather than high ones. Glad assistance is going their way.

  • Greendro
    Greendro 3 months ago +3

    So sad to know 41,000 people died in that Turkey-Syria earthquake.

    • Jeff Hampton
      Jeff Hampton 3 months ago


    • Greendro
      Greendro 3 months ago

      @Jeff Hampton Oh I see they changed the number from 37,000 to 41,000 okay I'm just gonna edit it

    • Avi Kazak
      Avi Kazak 3 months ago

      Help me escape syria

  • facebook smith
    facebook smith 3 months ago +1

    Tens of thousands of innocent lives - children, elderly, good hard working people, some Christians, Muslims ... They've done nothing wrong to deserve this. If this doesn't prove that there is no God, I don't know what does.

    • Florentino Perez
      Florentino Perez 3 months ago


    • Wildflower
      Wildflower 3 months ago +3

      A large number of these deaths were caused by greed and politcians. Because Turkey is on the second most seismically active area in the world, the Alpide Belt, there are strict building codes. However, tens of thousands of newly constructed and renovated buildings there have been given "amnesty" by politicians, mostly to build housing faster and cheaper. Those buildings are not required to meet earthquake codes. This is why some buildings are complete rubble, while others in the same area are still standing.

    • Florentino Perez
      Florentino Perez 3 months ago

      @Wildflower god probably saw this coming. Just watched

    • Suri Hakim
      Suri Hakim 3 months ago +3

      This just proves that god exist.

    • facebook smith
      facebook smith 3 months ago +2

      @Suri Hakim If God exists, he's one mean son of a ****

  • Jet Lee
    Jet Lee 3 months ago +1

    41k ? Wth last I heard was 4k damn condolences 🙏 praying for the families

    • C B
      C B 3 months ago

      It’s probably more than 100k. Still there are a lot of people under collapsed buildings. It’s just sad…

  • Sara A
    Sara A 3 months ago +3

    This tragedy has shaken us all, especially Muslims and Arabs.
    This reminds me of following Hadith when the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "The believers in their mutual kindness, compassion and sympathy are just like one body. When one of the limbs suffers, the whole body responds to it with wakefulness and fever".
    We will never forget you from our prayers and funds. May Allah give them the strength to get through this difficult time.

    • Suryakanti Biswal
      Suryakanti Biswal 3 months ago +1

      This tragedy has shaken all . Even the non-Muslims felt the pain and joined in rescue operations . Sending humanitarian aid . Donating money . Natural disaster doesn't discriminate on the basis of religion .

  • RyuKen
    RyuKen 3 months ago +1

    Condolences to Turkey and Syria. Allah is telling us to stop the war and enjoy life. Nobody is gonna take over the world.

    • RyuKen
      RyuKen 3 months ago

      @Kuzidere there's only one God dudes Allah is the same thing as God.

    • RyuKen
      RyuKen 3 months ago

      @Kuzidere Syria was at civil war when the earthquake hit. That's a clear message from Allah

  • idil ayral
    idil ayral 3 months ago

    Thank you Asian Boss ❤️❤️ I love you

  • Austin Choi
    Austin Choi 3 months ago +1

    Erdogan should be arrested for this tragic event. Also continue to support the Kurdish people their right to exist as free people. They are not terrorists.

  • kay illa
    kay illa 3 months ago

    Damn man 😢

  • Kuzidere
    Kuzidere 3 months ago +15

    Why South Asians (Pakistanis, Indians) always writing weird troll comments about their own political agendas under videos about Turkey?

    • Avi Kazak
      Avi Kazak 3 months ago +3

      They're trolls

    • silazophia
      silazophia 3 months ago +2

      i know right??

    • A C
      A C 3 months ago

      "Please do the needful sirs"

    • Just a Turkish Person
      Just a Turkish Person 3 months ago

      everyone doing that

    • Kuzidere
      Kuzidere 3 months ago

      @Just a Turkish Person South Asians are a majority

  • X Æ A-12
    X Æ A-12 3 months ago +10

    the people in the comments i know you are trying to be edgy but calling it karma and getting offended because of the term ‘innocent lives’ is the lowest of low. idc if you think you know history of turkey or what goes on now based on your prejudices, the propaganda you ate up or turcophobic upbringing, but justifying a tragedy like this is simply sick, you cant sink lower. sincerely hope you get your karma in your countries too as soon as possible.

  • Jeff Hampton
    Jeff Hampton 3 months ago +5

    Don't build high-rise buildings on fault lines.

  • BrandonComedicSoup🍊
    BrandonComedicSoup🍊 3 months ago

    Wow yeah that sad mate please Help them

  • Asian Prince
    Asian Prince 3 months ago +4

    Earthquakes happen, and it could be unpredictable and devastating! My place Taiwan is also particularly susceptible to earthquakes. In 1999 last century, a huge earthquake occurred on September 21st, a lot of people lost their lives as well as many lost their houses. Also another major earthquake happened in Japan in 2011! Earthquakes could be unpredictable and cause tragedies. The best way to protect us is, governments have to keep us updated with what is going on in the Earth, and they need to come up more plans as to how to avoid and move to new buildings in case the houses are destroyed.

  • Elif Rosemarie Karaçalı

    Thank you

  • Chih Chang
    Chih Chang 3 months ago +4


  • Evan Pangaribuan
    Evan Pangaribuan 3 months ago

    Hey AB, can u please make videos about these
    Indonesian opinion on Ferdy Sambo's death penalti verdict
    Indonesian reaction on Papuan earthquake
    Indonesian opinion on Free West Papua terrorists who captured a civilian domestic airplane and held its pilot and passengers as hostages

  • Gökçe Başaran
    Gökçe Başaran 3 months ago

    Thanks Asian Boss

  • X Æ A-12
    X Æ A-12 3 months ago +1

    why arent you deleting hate comments but those who respond to them asianboss? im really curious.

  • Mustafa Berk Sesli
    Mustafa Berk Sesli 3 months ago +1

    I wish You show my full interview 🙏

  • Edward Mao
    Edward Mao 3 months ago

    glad asian boss include syria

  • dltmdwnfkdldjs
    dltmdwnfkdldjs 3 months ago

    Earthquake is just so scary becuz it is happening below where ppl are living

    • Van de Seroy
      Van de Seroy 3 months ago +1

      Nah, earthquake is not scary,just normal nature phenomenal.Scary part here, fragile buildings built by greedy corrupt ppl.

    • A C
      A C 3 months ago

      You're right. The reason for so many deaths is the collapsing buildings. If you were in an open field while a magnitude 10 earthquake is happening you'd be totally fine

  • Lam Lam
    Lam Lam 3 months ago

    Way too much ..... really didn't expect this

  • Krystle Rem
    Krystle Rem 3 months ago

  • John Wright
    John Wright 3 months ago +6

    This is just part of how mother nature is and turkey is not near the ring of fire.

    • Florentino Perez
      Florentino Perez 3 months ago


    • Wildflower
      Wildflower 3 months ago +11

      Turkey sits on the Albide Belt, which is the second most active seismic area in the world after the ring of fire. Also, it's called the ring of fire because there is so much volcanic activity there, not just earthquakes. Turkey has frequent earthquakes, which is why there are building codes that require stronger buildings.
      Unfortunately, politicians there have given tens of thousands of recently constructed buidings "amnesty". Those builders are granted permission to ignore the earthquake building codes in order to build fast an inexpensive housing for political reasons and greed. This is why there are areas where many buildings are completely leveled, while others are still standing. It's very sad that a lot of these deaths were preventable.

    • John Wright
      John Wright 3 months ago

      @Wildflower ok

    • Avi Kazak
      Avi Kazak 3 months ago

      Help me escape syria

  • Jarrod Yuki
    Jarrod Yuki 3 months ago

    it will rise to a 100000 soon.

  • nisantasicoocugu
    nisantasicoocugu 3 months ago

    we all so angry and all turkish peoples just like me, ANGER GETTING RISE DAY BY DAY.
    i cant seen any direction about justice and peace
    im so sad but it will turning to kinda purge
    im truly sad for all

  • Khash Money
    Khash Money 3 months ago +4

    Turkey should start doing earthquake drills at school or work. Duck, cover, and hold

    • Asian Prince
      Asian Prince 3 months ago

      A lot of countries are doing it, I think Turkey have been doing it already.

    • nisa
      nisa 3 months ago +11

      Turkey is doing this even few months ago there was a nation wide drill. but the earthquake was massive and in the night so if the building collapses directly there is no way to do what you practised

    • Nilden Morris
      Nilden Morris 3 months ago

      No, it is NOT TRUE! There is no educational drills in Turkish schools. We didn’t have it 30 yrs ago at schools and we don’t have it now. I didn’t get it and none of my nieces and nephews get any kind of earthquake drill at school.

  • Wen_Cua
    Wen_Cua 3 months ago

    I don't want to blame but The contractor and developer need to explain . Why the materials in the building is sub standard.

  • Sandro
    Sandro 3 months ago

    I wont sleep again over the fire

  • MO JOE
    MO JOE 3 months ago

    Sorry that my deity did this 😔.

  • Minil Roy
    Minil Roy 3 months ago

    Because it was a damn earthquake..!!!

  • Sahil
    Sahil 3 months ago +2

    *Q.* Why did the Turkey-Syria earthquake kill over 41,000 people?
    *A.* The Turkey-Syria earthquake killed over 41,000 people because earthquakes are generally fatal.

  • Dwade Wayne
    Dwade Wayne 3 months ago

    More death than 2011 magnitude 9 japan earthquake with tsunami

    • Lilly Ess
      Lilly Ess 3 months ago +1

      Almost all of the deaths in Japan were due to the tsunami. The buildings, due to the enforced building codes, withstood that monster quake.

    • Leon Heart
      Leon Heart 2 months ago

      @Lilly Ess The earthquake in Turkey happened inland, the one in Japan happened in the sea, that's why a tsunami happened, the two earthquake has nothing in common, the one in Turkey was more dangerous since it's two earthquake inland, lasted longer and the depth of the earthquake was below 10 km, the more an earthquake is close to the surface the more it's dangerous.
      Japanese experts said the Turkey was a rare kind earthquake, there isn't another example in the whole century.
      I don't wish this to happen to Japan, but before telling people everything would be fine there, you should know we don't know if they are going to be fine since they've never experienced it.

  • ASMM الجمعية الفلكية بمسجد محمود

    AT LAST video from West Asia

  • blitz
    blitz 3 months ago

    terrible tragedy

  • ron hanish
    ron hanish 3 months ago +1

    From those pictures looks like controlled demolition?

  • Akshith Talks
    Akshith Talks 3 months ago

    Except for English speaking countries I guess only Indians speak English well.

  • One Two
    One Two 3 months ago

    10:27 because this country is not a democracy
    16:17 he's right

  • Matthew Macarenkoff
    Matthew Macarenkoff 3 months ago +2

    Earthquake in Syria too but asced only turkish...ok

  • The Comédian
    The Comédian 3 months ago

    icant donate 😏