Greater Middle East (bbabo.net), - Armenian rescuers completed their mission in Turkish Adiyaman and returned to their homeland across the land border. This was reported today, February 17, by the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Armenia.
On the Armenian-Turkish border, near the Margara bridge, the group of rescuers was met by Interior Minister Vahe Ghazaryan and director of the Rescue Service of the Republic Kamo Tsutsulyan.
The minister thanked the search and rescue team for their work. It is noted that in eight days of work, Armenian specialists removed three victims from under the rubble. Search work was carried out with the involvement of cynological groups. The mission was attended by 28 employees of the Rescue Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Armenia.
Following the talks in Ankara with his Armenian counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on February 15 that Armenia had expressed solidarity and extended a hand of friendship to Turkey amid the aftermath of the earthquake, “for which we are grateful to Yerevan.” Mirzoyan's visit was preceded by the dispatch by Armenia of two shipments of humanitarian aid to the regions of Turkey affected by the devastating earthquake. Yerevan also sent a rescue team to carry out search operations in the southeastern Turkish city of Adiyaman.
On February 14, Armenian rescuers returned from Syria, which also suffered as a result of a large-scale natural disaster.