Earthquake off Turkey coast prompts aftershocks warning to British tourists



An earthquake has struck off the coast of Turkey, affecting areas popular with British holidaymakers.

The 6.7 magnitude quake hit south of the Turkish city of Bodrum and east of the Greek island of Kos.

The Foreign Office has warned of possible aftershocks and advised Britons there to follow the advice of local authorities and tour operators.


Former footballer Kevin McNaughton said he is near Dalaman, around 120 miles from Bodrum.

The former Cardiff City player tweeted: "Jesus just experienced earthquake in turkey, literally crapped myself room shaking allover place, Just stood outside now no sure what to do."

Daniel Markham, a councillor on Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council in Kent, said he too felt the effects on the Greek island of Rhodes.

He tweeted: "#earthquake #Rhodes felt it here too. Pretty strong. Looked out the window to see the waves in the pool."