“Are We Aware?” Panel on earthquake was organized by Malatya Turgut Özal University (MTÜ). Deputy Minister of Interior Mehmet Ersoy, Rector of Malatya Turgut Özal University Prof. Dr. Aysun Bay Karabulut, Provincial Gendarmerie Commander Colonel Necmi Ince, deputy mayor, managers of public institutions and organizations, academics and university staff attended to the panel.
– “No matter what happened, we are standing up as Turkey.”
Malatya Turgut Özal University Rector Prof. Dr. Aysun Bay Karabulut, wished God’s mercy to those who died in the recent terrorism and natural disasters at the opening of the panel. “We live the days when natural disasters, terrorist attacks, accidents burn our hearts. First 24 January Elazig-Malatya earthquake, treacherous attack in Idlip, avalanche fall in Van and lastly plane crash in Istanbul yesterday. Our hearts are burned. God bless our country from bigger disasters. No matter what happened, we are standing up as Turkey. Our state, our government was at the side of our citizens in the early hours of the incident. The leader of our country, our President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was in the region on the first day. Our interior minister, Health Minister, Environment and Urban Planning Minister arrived in the area from the first hours of the event and are still in the area. Our governor, deputies, mayors, gendarmerie and police are also in Malatya in the first hours. AFAD, 112, firefighters and all our institutions were in Doğanyol. Under the leadership of our President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, all our institutions are working hard to heal the wounds. ” quoth.
– “Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering will lead scientific studies”
The Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering of the University conducted a technical examination in the earthquake area. In this regard, Malatya Turgut Özal University will make awareness and the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering of our university will lead scientific studies. As the university, we are at the disposal of Malatya and our country in the planning, research, observation, mitigation and preparation of damages and emergency response for the earthquake. We are a 1.5-year university, but the staff we have is knowledgeable in this regard. ”
– “Preparing for earthquake requires social and public discipline”
M. T. U. Rector Prof. Dr. Karabulut spoke as follows, ” earthquakes constitute 61 percent of natural disasters in the world. Turkey is among the most active earthquake zones. A very important part of the population in our country, our industry, again a large part of our energy production is located in the earthquake-threatened areas. Therefore, Science and engineering are the key to the measures to be taken against earthquakes. I would also like to draw attention to the fact that earthquake preparedness requires social and public discipline, social and public sensitivity. There has to be a culture about earthquakes.
Deputy Interior Minister Mehmet Ersoy stated at the opening of the panel that Turkey overcame many disasters, accidents and crises “I hope we will overcome this event with this nation again by looking at the sensitivities we have shown before. All of the incidents we have experienced are actually an indication that our country is exposed to disasters in every area. ”
-“God bless our state, we leave here with this pray.”
Ersoy recorded that they visited earthquake zones from the third day of the disaster and added “We have not met any of our citizens who said,“ I am hungry”, “a hot soup did not reach me” or “I need a heater”, “Even though I had to live in a tent, I could not reach any tent.” It doesn’t mean there is no need for a tent. I say my wors by choosing especially; we did not meet any of our citizens who had to stay in the tent but could not reach the tent and “We have not met any citizens whose tent has not been established by our gendarmerie and village guards.”
“Are We Aware?” Panel on earthquake took place under the chairmanship of Cemal Yurga who is the Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture. Professor Dr. Hülya Taşkapan on “Crush syndrome”, Doctor Serdal Özdemir on “Spiritual effects of the earthquake”, Dr. Çiğdem Ceylan on “Earthquake potential of Malatya” and Instructor Fatih Aslan on “Disaster in Disaster” joined the panel as speakers.