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Erdogan tours earthquake zone as casualty count rises 

The Turkish president visited the epicenter of the quake in Kahramanmaras to pledge state aid to victims, but many remain angry at the government's response.
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Some 57 hours after earthquakes rocked southern Turkey, leaving thousands dead and many more homeless, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in the disaster zone as those trapped under the rubble faced a third night in freezing temperatures. 

Erdogan flew into Kahramanmaras, the epicenter of Monday’s quakes, before heading to Hatay, a province between the Mediterranean Sea and the Syrian border that has seen the highest number of deaths. 

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