Turkish fiance grieves for bride that will never be
STORY: They were due to marry in April.
"I was planning to clothe her with a wedding dress but now I will clothe her with a funeral shroud," he said on the floor of the sports hall in Kahramanmaras, near the epicentre of the quake which killed more than 9,000 people in southern Turkey.
Kaya was asleep at home when the quake struck, hitting his house "like an explosion" shortly after 4 am on Monday. He grabbed his mother and took her out into the street, before running for 10 minutes straight to Gulcin's house.
He found her home in ruins. There were people in the rubble and screams from those trapped underneath. He later learned that both Gulcin and her sister had died.
His only hope, Kaya said, was that neither Gulcin nor her sister felt any suffering.