Turks and Kurds in London hurry to send aid to quake victims
When Zeinab first heard about the devastating earthquake that struck her homeland, she was on her way to work.
Unsure of how bad the situation was, Zeinab put her headphones on and listened to music as she walked to the bakery where she works on Green Lanes in north London - the home of Britain’s Kurdish and Turkish-speaking community.
But when videos and pictures began to flood social media of people looking for their relatives, Zeinab began to realise how bad the situation was.
“I have family who were close to the earthquake's epicentre, so the pain felt very real,” said Zeinab as she served coffee and baklava native to her hometown of Gaziantep.
“The moment I realised how bad it was, the first thing I did was call my mum to ask how our relatives are doing in Antep.”