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Turkey's President Erdogan has declared a three-month state of emergency across areas [hit / hitting] by Monday's deadly earthquakes. Two [extreme / extremely] powerful quakes hit Turkey just nine hours [apart / part] . The first quake was a magnitude 7.5; the second [registry / registered] 7.8 on the Richter scale. They are [among / between] the biggest earthquakes ever to hit Turkey. They caused huge [loss / lost] of life and damage in southeast Turkey and in neighbouring Syria. President Erdogan [warning / warned] of the danger of a "large number [of / on] aftershocks". He said: "Our teams are working [to / for] reach the disaster areas....We are rapidly continuing the search and rescue operations...despite the difficulty [at / of] the conditions and the terrible weather."

The international community has promised support [for / on] Turkey and Syria. The EU has sent more than 1,150 [rescued / rescue] workers. Emergency medical teams will provide "essential health care for the [injury / injured] and most vulnerable people [effected / affected] by the earthquakes". Mexico has sent a team of dogs and rescuers who are experts [on / in] locating survivors [on / in] the rubble. U.S. President Joe Biden said he was "deeply saddened by the [lost / loss] of life and devastation caused by the earthquakes". He [promised / promise] to give "any help that is needed". Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz said: "We mourn with the victims and [fear / afraid] for those buried." Syria will also receive a lot of help. It has [still / already] suffered for years from war.

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