News Wire | February 7, 2023 Archive

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Turkish Leader Declares State of Emergency as Turkey-Syria Quake Death Toll Passes 5,100

By Ece Toksabay & Huseyin Hayatsever | Reuters

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in 10 provinces devastated by two earthquakes that killed more than 5,100 people and left a trail of destruction across a wide area of southern Turkey and neighboring Syria.

Referendum Gamble Backfires for Ecuador’s Center-Right Leader

By Joe Parkin Daniels | Financial Times (free)

Ecuador’s center-right president, Guillermo Lasso, suffered unexpectedly heavy defeats in a referendum on key reforms and mayoral contests, sparking calls from the leftist opposition for an early election in the Andean country.

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