After the two earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 centered in KAHRAMANMARAŞ, more than 100 thousand people came to hotels in 21 provinces so far from 10 provinces in the earthquake zone with the organization of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, AFAD and the Turkish Hoteliers Federation (TÜROFED) and its affiliated regional associations.
According to the latest data from 10 provinces in the earthquake zone, the number of earthquake victims placed in hotels in other provinces, especially Antalya, has reached 100 thousand with the organizations carried out by AKTOB, ALTID, MASTOB, KETOB and regional associations in other regions of Turkey under the leadership of TÜROFED. In addition to hotels, more than 5 thousand earthquake victims have been placed in guesthouses and social facilities belonging to many public institutions and organizations such as teacher’s houses and police houses in Antalya.
Most of the earthquake victims were transferred by planes and buses with the organization of AFAD, and some were transferred by their own vehicles to many provinces, especially Antalya, Muğla and Mersin. According to the data of Antalya Governor’s Office, the number of those who came to the city and settled in hotels and guesthouses of public institutions exceeded 55 thousand.
According to the information obtained from TÜROFED, certain quotas have been created in open hotels in Antalya, Alanya, Manavgat, Fethiye, Bodrum, Marmaris, Cappadocia, Kuşadası, İzmir, Çanakkale, Denizli, Afyonkarahisar, Isparta, Mersin, Balıkesir, Bursa, Ankara, Bolu, Samsun, Diyarbakır, Van and the districts of these cities. Especially in both the Mediterranean and Aegean regions, closed hotels were opened and put into operation due to the winter period.
TÜROFED President Sururi Çorabatır said that the number of earthquake victims who have been placed in hotels in 21 provinces under the coordination of AFAD and Governorships has reached 100 thousand so far. Çorabatır said, “We are opening hotels that are temporarily closed due to the season. We will overcome this process together.”