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Turks light candles to mourn earthquake victims, In Istanbul

In a nearby park in Istanbul’s Kadikoy district, some 100 people, including many of Can’s friends and acquaintances, gathered and lit candles in a silent vigil, placing cards on the floor with the names of 11 cities impacted by the earthquakes.

Nevruz Tugce Ozcelik, a participant at the vigil, said no-one had been able to grieve properly due to the urgency of the rescue efforts, aid distribution, constant aftershocks and millions of people left homeless.

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