23/02/09 12:55:04.36 aa7nSucU9.net
The death toll from the Turkey-Syria earthquakes has risen to more than 15,000.
At least 12,391 people have died in Turkey, according to officials, while at least 2,992 have been killed in Syria.
Hope of finding survivors is quickly fading and residents of southeastern Turkey and northwestern Syria are criticising what they call slow search and rescue efforts.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meanwhile conceded “shortcomings” in his government’s response as he visited some of the worst affected areas in southern Turkey.