The miracle rescue of İdil Şirin under the debris of the Emrah Apartment having two blocks and 28 flats approximately 58 hours after the earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale became a source of motivation for search and rescue teams.
Head of Disaster and Emergeny Management Authority (AFAD) Dr. Güllüoğlu followed search and rescue activities with Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli, Deputy Chairman of AK Party Hamza Dağ, AK Party İzmir Deputies Alpay Özalan, Ceyda Bölünmez Çankırı, Mahmut Atilla Kaya and Director General of State Water Works (DSİ) Kaya Yıldız. He expressed his happiness fort the rescue of İdil Şirin.
We are honored to rescue İdil live under the debris after 2.5 days
Dr. Güllüoğlu said despite this tough period, rescue teams witnessed a happy moment.
Head of AFAD Güllüoğlu went on to say:
"We rescued İdil in the 58th hour. She is in good health and currently hospitalized. She saw her family and it was a great moment. We are honored to save this girl alive after being trapped under debris for 2 and a half days. We all witnessed a happy moment. Search and rescue activities continue in 6 spots in 8 buildings. We have hopes and expectations.
Rescuing a person in such a moment raises our hopes.”
We are here until we respond the needs of İzmir
Noting that thousands of search and rescue personnel are exhausted for days of work, Head of AFAD said "Rescues renew their energy”.
Güllüoğlu said rescue teams continue their search under the debris carefully adding that, “We are also carrying out activities for sheltering the needy. We continue to build tents especially in Bayraklı. We continue to distribute blankets and other needs. Respond to the earthquake is not only limited with search and rescue activities. We are here were with many Ministers, we continue to carry out coordination together.”