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On the front page of the press, the shock, after the double earthquake which struck, Monday, February 6, Turkey and Syria.

The latest provisional toll now exceeds 4,300 dead.

While this toll grows heavier hour by hour, Syria is seized with dread.

In this country already ravaged by war, the earthquakes that hit Aleppo, Latakia, Hama and Idleb are presented by the official Syrian newspaper


as a "drama", a "catastrophe" faced with the regime of Bashar al- Assad calls for international help.

Turkey did the same.

"Apocalypse-like," headlines


newspaper , with this aerial view of collapsed buildings in Hatay, Antioch, south of Gaziantep, which is not far from the earthquake's epicenter.

The Turkish daily evokes "a race against time, under the rubble", to find the survivors, like the little 7-year-old survivor, who we see on the front page.

Many were not so lucky, like the man we see pulled from the rubble by rescue workers in the Turkish city of Adana on the cover of

L'Orient Le Jour

, which also publishes a photo of a neighborhood in Idleb, Syria, totally destroyed.

In this region plagued by war, terrorism and the economic crisis, is this "one disaster too many?" asks the Lebanese daily.

This catastrophe triggers a worldwide emotion.

The Financial Times

, which shows a rescued man amidst ruins in Jindiris, in the rebel-held part of Syria's Aleppo province, is alarmed at the plight of 'hundreds' of families still 'trapped' under the rubble of their homes, after the "biggest earthquake to have shaken Syria and Turkey in 84 years".

Beyond the emotion, the international community is organizing to come to their aid, including in Israel, according to


, which announces the sending of Israeli aid to Turkey but also to Syria - which still does not recognize officially the Jewish state.

This aid would be unprecedented between the two countries, which remain technically in a state of war.

But several pro-Assad media claim that the Israeli proposal was not accepted by the Syrian regime.

Be that as it may, the call for help launched by Turkey and Syria is widely echoed in the international community, including

La Croix

welcome the mobilization.

For the French daily, "something universal" is at stake in "this disaster", which "reminds us collectively that solidarity with our fellow human beings is obvious".

On the front page of La Croix:

➡️ Turkey and Syria: The call for help

➡️ Interview with Laurent Berger: "It's the France of work that manifests, not that

of laziness"

➡️ In the brain, an implant that wish you well?

— The Cross (@LaCroix) February 6, 2023

In France, new mobilization, this Tuesday, February 7, against the pension reform, the examination of which began yesterday in the National Assembly.

The local newspaper

Midi Libre

evokes the "arm wrestling" engaged in the Hemicycle, where the debates, to say the least "heated", will continue until February 17.

According to

Le Figaro

, the "concessions" made by Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne "do not calm down" the deputies, to the great displeasure of the newspaper, which considers that the government's project "has already undergone a life-size spin-off" even before his arrival in the Hemicycle. "In what state will he come out of it, once passed through the parliamentary pot?", worries the daily. Too many concessions,

, and not enough, from the point of view of the unions, in particular the CFDT, whose boss, Laurent Berger, welcomes the "exceptional" mobilization of employees.

"It is the France of work which manifests, not that of laziness", he defends in

La Croix

, in response to the tirade of Gérald Darmanin, the Minister of the Interior, who had presented the opposition to pension reform as "a leftist idea, bobo", "of a society without work, without effort".

In France, still, Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, the transitional president of Chad, was received yesterday at the Élysée by Emmanuel Macron.

For the stakes of this visit, I recommend that you take a look at

the France 24 site

, which offers a decryption of this visit, which is discreet to say the least.

A visit which however did not escape the Burkinabé newspaper

Le Pays

, unhappy to see the Elysée "rolling out the red carpet for a bloodthirsty putschist".

"The least we can say is that in (the) greyness of France's tense relations with some of its former colonies, the Paris-Ndjamena axis seems to be doing rather well", notes the newspaper, in ironically on "the clear-cut position (of France) on the putschists and other authors of unconstitutional seizure of power".

"By making an exception in the Chadian case, Paris has posed the previous double standard, which is difficult to justify in the eyes of African democrats", regrets

Le Pays


We don't leave each other on this.

Before telling you tomorrow, I wanted to share with you the interview given by Salman Rushdie to

The New Yorker magazine

, which also paints a long portrait of the novelist.

Icon of freedom of expression, the British writer still lives under the influence of a fatwa for the writing of his book "The Satanic Verses".

He testifies, six months after the attack which almost cost him his life and made him lose his sight in his right eye, on the occasion of the release of his fifteenth novel, for which he will not make any promotional tour. .

This novel entitled "Victory city" ("The city of victory"), has for last sentence: "Words are the only winners".

A Profile of the author Salman Rushdie, whose new book, “Victory City”—his 16th since a fatwa was issued against him—is an affirmation of the power of storytelling.

— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) February 6, 2023

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