Turks light candles to mourn earthquake victims
Residents in Istanbul on March 6 gatherered in a local park and lit candles to remember those killed in the February 6 earthquakes. The candles surrounded cards with names of the eleven cities impacted by the earthquakes. In central Istanbul, Eren Can silenty lights a candle for his parents who were among those killed in his hometown of Antakya. In his grief, after digging through the rubble in his childhood home, Can decided to initiate a candle-lighting ceremony to remember the more than 46,000 people killed. "The candle is a metaphor here, a symbol of the transition from darkness to light, I think we need this as a country," Can said.
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