Turkey earthquake
People gather around fires to spend the night following Friday's earthquake that destroyed their houses, in Elazig, eastern Turkey, late Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. More than 24 hours after a powerful earthquake hit eastern Turkey rescuers continued to pull survivors from under collapsed buildings Sunday. Image Credit: AP

Dubai: The UAE embassy in Ankara has urged Emiratis currently present in Turkey to be extra cautious following the earthquake that hit southern Turkey, leaving dozens of fatalities.

The embassy today advised Emiratis in Turkey to stay away from earthquake-affected areas and follow instructions issued by competent authorities for their own safety.

In case of any emergency, Emiratis can contact the embassy on +97180044444.