In addition to those brought by official authorities after the earthquake, the number of earthquake victims who came to Antalya to stay with relatives or acquaintances exceeded 101 thousand
Mayor of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Muhittin Böcek met with Antalya Governor Ersin Yazıcı, business people and tourists with the earthquake agenda. Another Böcek first visited Governor Ersin Yazıcı. In the meeting, where bureaucrats also took part, the earthquake region and the earthquake victims who came to Antalya were discussed and the situation was evaluated. Then, with the call of Mayor Böcek, business people and tourism organizations came together at the Metropolitan Municipality with the earthquake agenda. Provincial Coordination Board, Coordination Board, Antalya Union of Chambers of Tradesmen and Craftsmen, Antalya Commodity Exchange, Western Mediterranean Exporters Association, Antalya Industrialists and Business People Association, Konyaaltı Industrialists and Business People Association, Döşemealtı Industrialists and Business People Association, Yörük Industrialists and Business People Association, Antalya Organized Industry Business People Association, Mediterranean Entrepreneur Business Women Association, Mediterranean Business People Association presidents and representatives and tourists attended the meeting.
TENTS FOR 1400 PEOPLE IN TWO CITIES
Mayor Muhittin Böcek, who has been to the earthquake zone twice, explained the devastation caused by the earthquake that affected 13.5 million people and the problems experienced in the region. Stating that Antalya Metropolitan Municipality has been working since the first day of the earthquake, Mayor Böcek gave the following information:
“401 specialized personnel, 175 vehicles, 27 generators, 21 construction machines and 7 funeral transport vehicles, 14 fire brigades and 77 search and rescue personnel, 4 ambulances, a 20-bed health support truck with nurses and doctors are there. 127 trucks and 95 volunteer aid vehicles transported humanitarian aid including clothes and food supplies to the earthquake zone. We set up a tent city for 800 people in Hatay and now we are setting up a tent city for 600 people in Kahramanmaraş. We have 1 mobile, two stationary and 4 soup kitchens where we use the kitchen materials of our benefactors and our cooks cook food.”
Minister Böcek said that ASAT is also working with 52 vehicles and water has started to be partially released to Hatay.
NUMBER OF EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS EXCEEDS 101 THOUSAND
Explaining that the number of earthquake victims who came to Antalya to stay with their relatives or acquaintances as well as those brought by the official authorities exceeded 101 thousand, Mayor Muhittin Böcek said:
“This is not a process for the next few months. As the official authorities have announced, a process of at least 1-1.5 years awaits us. In our 19 districts, we are doing the necessary work to collect aid through all our ATASEMs. We had 8 thousand 523 volunteers. Our 771 personnel helped 75 thousand 110 earthquake victims, including the Glass Pyramid. Whatever we need to do from now on, we will do it together. We will overcome the difficulties patiently and calmly, all of us acting above politics. Until today, you have provided Antalya with all the support you can, both in terms of employment and economically. We will heal these wounds together with SİADs on the one hand, and chambers, stock exchanges, tourism companies, philanthropists and charitable people on the other. We are doing a supra-political work and we will continue to do it together.”
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