Ohio Turkish organization collecting supplies for those affected by earthquake

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CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — As the death toll is staggering in Syria and Turkey after two devastating earthquakes, community members right here on the ground in Northeast Ohio are gathering resources to send overseas.

While news of the earthquakes traveled across the world, Tuba Gokoglu immediately feared for her family back home.

“That area is wiped out. There is no access by roads. The airport collapsed. There is no hospital left, it’s collapsed,” Gokoglu said.

Many of her family members say they are OK, but she still hasn’t heard from others.

“I have family who is under collapsed buildings, and I don’t know, they are probably gone — we have not heard from them,” Gokoglu said.

Gazi Bisirici’s family is also in Turkey; he learned his mom and his sister made it out of a collapsed building alive, but not his grandmother.

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