It is to share with a heavy heart that Dr. Efe Lale of the Sutcum Imam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey died in the earthquake with her husband and children. Dr. Lale was a very polite and soft spoken person. She always loved to go to various international meetings and present papers. Other than the Inter Regional Cooperative Network for the Mediterranean and Middle East Regions, Dr. Lale also attended meetings of the Asian Cotton Research and Development Network in Pakistan (2011) and Bangladesh (2014). As an ICAC Research Associate, she spent 10 days at the ICAC in 2006. A dedicated researcher and a good human being. May GOD bless her and her family souls.
Some other researchers from Turkey informed me that they lost their friends and relatives.