Earthquake in Turkey hits close to home for Turkish-Americans on LI

After a magnitude-7.2 earthquake rocked the eastern Turkish province of Van, killing at least 270, Turkish-Americans living on Long Island are worrying for their loved

WOODBURY - After a magnitude-7.2 earthquake rocked the eastern Turkish province of Van, killing at least 270, Turkish-Americans living on Long Island are worrying for their loved ones still in the country.

Huriye Altan, of Babylon, was born and raised in Turkey. She says the recent quake brought back memories of the 1998 quake that took the life of a family member.

The 1998 quake killed around 30,000 in all.

Altan says that she has been in contact with her family still in the country and that they are all fine.

She says that she expects many Turkish-Americans in the New York-area to organize to provide aid and supplies to those affected by the earthquake.

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