Atsu, 31, played in the Premier League for Newcastle United and Everton and joined Hatayspor in September.
A day after the quakes hit, rescuers working in harsh conditions were struggling to dig people out of the rubble of collapsed buildings in a "race against time".
The magnitude 7.8 quake rippled through both countries early on Monday, toppling entire apartment blocks, wrecking hospitals, and leaving thousands more people injured or homeless.
The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers search through the frigid night.
The 7.5-magnitude earthquake has claimed at least 1,651 lives in Turkey and 968 in Syria.
Imamoglu was sentenced to 2.7 years in prison along with a ban for insulting public officials in a speech he made after he won Istanbul's municipal election in 2019.
Mesut Ozil has kept silent about Germany on the day of their fight for survival in the world cup.
Kaniha's picture from the Istiklal Avenue perfectly captures the vibrant colours of Istanbul.
The incident occurred on the popular Istiklal Street in Beyoglu.
Cappadocia, which is known as the ‘land of beautiful horses’, attracts travellers from around the world and is 300km away from Istanbul, a major city in Turkey.