Turkey and Syria: at least 2,600 people confirmed dead after major earthquakes with number set to rise – latest updates

Numbers of dead expected to increase rapidly amid desperate search and rescue operations following two quakes on Monday

Turkish interior minister Suleymon Soylu says 10 cities have been affected by the quake.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, the official said the cities of Gaziantep, Kahramanmaraş, Hatay, Osmaniye, Adiyaman, Malatya, Sanliurfa, Adana, Diyarbakir and Kilis had all suffered damage.

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