TIFA 2023 Editorial / General News

Earthquake In Hatay

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/General News
  • Photographer
    Metin Aktas
  • Agency / Studio
    Anadolu Agency
  • Technical Info
    Nikon Z9 / 24-70 Mm
  • Photo Date

On Feb. 06, a strong 7.7 earthquake, centered in the Pazarcik district, jolted Kahramanmaras and strongly shook several provinces, including Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Adana, Adiyaman, Malatya, Osmaniye, Hatay, Kilis and Elazig. Later, at 13.24 p.m. (1024GMT), a 7.6 magnitude quake centered in Kahramanmaras' Elbistan district struck the region. Hatay city center was one of the most effected from the earthquake.

Metin Aktas photojournalist for Anadolu, an international news agency based in Türkiye. He is till working as a permanent photojournalist from the photo desk in Ankara, which is the headquarters of the agency. Previously, He worked as a photojournalist for Anadolu Agency in Pakistan-Islamabad between 2013-2016. In the meantime, he served in Afghanistan, India and Nepal for Anadolu. Finally, in 2022, He went to Ukraine for document Russia's war against Ukraine, which turned into the biggest war Europe has seen since the WWII. In 2022, he worked for 7 months in total in the regions of the war