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Catastrophe Unites

February 16, 2023

The deadly earthquakes in Turkey proved one more time that catastrophe unites Peoples and Nations because our sense of humanity, love, compassion, and philanthropy automatically kick in.
Greece, to its credit, rushed and contributed materially help to its neighbor, Turkey, sending two groups of first responders along with doctors, human specialists in catastrophes, and two special rescue dogs.

Their primary priority was to try to find and rescue as many people who were alive as possible, people who were buried beneath the rubble of all those poorly constructed buildings since the earthquake struck at 4 in the morning, when most people were sleeping.

During these difficult times, the politicians who like to provoke have taken a break – I am referring to Erdogan, with his continuous threats against Greece. Those are put aside and what prevails is the urge to help the people devastated by the earthquake who went to bed to get some sleep and suddenly found themselves trapped under the ruins of their own homes.

Greece showed once again that it is the mother of civilization, love, and compassion as it rushed in first, in order to tell the Turks, basically, that we are not only neighbors but we are ‘brothers’ since we belong to the same human species, the color of our blood which is the vehicle of life being the same: red.

What is important to note is that People and the Nations shouldn’t be united only by catastrophes and death, but by prudence, which calls for harmonious coexistence and love for each – prerequisites for the resolution of their differences and problems.

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