On any given day, fans of Turkish dramas are busy tweeting about the latest plot twist in their favorite show or casting news of their favorite actor.
But the devastation in Turkey and Syria caused by two strong earthquakes has prompted fans to use social media to raise awareness of the needs in both countries.
So far, at least 41,000 people have died since the quakes and that number may still rise. More than 35,000 of those deaths happened in Turkey, making it that country’s deadliest disaster.
On Twitter, Instagram and other platforms, fans have been updating their followers with information on how to donate money or send supplies. Some have also expressed outrage over the Turkish government’s lax enforcement of building codes, demanding more accountability.
Fans haven’t limited their posts to the destruction in Turkey. Some are urging the international community to not forget about Syria and calling on the U.S. to lift its sanctions.