Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay announced the return of air navigation to all Turkish airports, except for Antakya Airport, according to the "Sky News" news website.
The website reported that this comes at a time when the Turkish government decided on Monday to suspend studies throughout the country until February 13, due to the earthquake disaster that the country witnessed in the past hours.
On its part, the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority announced, on Monday, that the earthquake victims had risen to 1,498 dead, 8,533 injured, and 2,834 buildings collapsed.
The Turkish capital, Ankara, witnessed a number of earthquakes that were felt by the residents and led to material losses in lives and buildings.
He pointed out that the Ministries of Health and Interior, the Disaster and Emergency Department, state administrations, and all other institutions are carrying out their work quickly.