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By Margaret Faust | 2/8/23 11:55pm

Elon University professors Mustafa Akben and Baris Kesgin find it hard to watch the videos coming out of Turkey and Syria after the earthquake Monday. The initial 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit in the early hours of  Feb. 6 along the Turkish and Syrian border. The quake, and several strong aftershocks, brought down thousands of buildings, and the death toll has risen to more than 12,000 people as of Feb. 8. Both Akben and Kesgin said they appreciate Elon students, faculty and staff reaching out, offering support.