Solidarity in Response to the Devastating Earthquake in Syria and Turkey

As relief efforts are underway in Turkey and Syria to rescue thousands of people trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings, on behalf of the staff and affiliates of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and its sister program, the Mediterranean Studies Forum, we wish to express our condolences to the countless lives lost and our solidarity with all those affected in this humanitarian catastrophe. We join our colleagues at the Turkish Students Association and the Markaz Resource Center in issuing our support to our community during this difficult time. We encourage our community members to attend and to contribute to reliable aid channels working on the ground in the region such as the Bridge to Turkiye fund or the White Helmets.