A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has shaken the southeastern Turkish province of Hatay, the Kandilli earthquake observatory in Istanbul reported on Monday.

The epicenter was in the Samandag district. The quake struck the city of Defne at 20:00 local time (18:04 CET) and was reportedly felt in Antakya and Adana

It comes two weeks after a devastating 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Turkey and northern Syria, shortly followed by a second 7.6-magnitude quake.

So far, around 47,000 deaths have been recorded in both countries, and the death toll is still expected to rise.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who faces elections in May or June, says his country will build tens of thousands of new homes as early as next month.

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