On Sunday, Oct. 23, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit eastern Turkey’s Van province. Numerous aftershocks, the largest a magnitude 5.6, destroyed more of eastern Turkey, one of the nation’s poorest areas. More than 2,300 emergency personnel rushed to the region. A crisis center was set up in the Turkish capital of Ankara, located about 1,300 km (807 miles) away from Van.Ecolab’s facility is located in Istanbul, far from where the earthquake took place. Halit Kayaturk, vice president and general manager of Eastern Europe, immediately confirmed that all associates and Ecolab customers are safe following the quake, and then began working to send aid to the affected areas.
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