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Smart Take: Death Toll Rises in 7.5-Magnitude Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

February 8, 20232:16

Middle East Program Director Merissa Khurma talks about survival for the more than four-million internally displaced people in Syria, the severe challenges of getting aid to needy victims, and how the earthquake will impact Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s political prospects.


Merissa Khurma

Merissa Khurma

Director, Middle East Program
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The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform U.S. foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more