Search efforts continue in Erzincan! Mehmetçik provides support in the field

Search efforts continue in Erzincan!  Mehmetçik provides support in the field

Following the landslide in İliç district, the teams continue to work diligently. Our heroic soldiers, who participated in search and rescue operations upon the request of Erzincan Governorship, continue their work in the region.


A landslide occurred in the gold mine area in İliç district of Erzincan.

Upon notification of the incident, many search and rescue teams from surrounding provinces and districts were dispatched to the scene.

Minister of Internal Affairs Ali Yerlikaya stated in his statement that there were 9 workers out of 667 who could not be reached and that search and rescue efforts were continuing meticulously.

400 personnel carry out the work

A search and rescue operation is being carried out with 400 personnel in the area where the landslide occurred.

An investigation was launched by the İliç Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office regarding the incident.

Instruction from President Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received information from Governor Aydoğdu about the landslide in the mine in Erzincan.

President Erdoğan requested that all resources be mobilized for search and rescue efforts.

Mehmetçik on the field

As in every difficult situation, our heroic soldiers took action after the disaster.

Soldiers participated in the work

Military units stationed in the region also participated in the search and rescue efforts.

In the statement made by the Ministry of National Defense, teams affiliated with the 3rd Army Command are providing support to search and rescue efforts in the gold mine field in İliç district of Erzincan, where a landslide occurred.

“Coordinated work continues”

The following was noted in the information provided by the Ministry of National Defense regarding the work carried out:

Upon the request of Erzincan Governorship; The 3rd Army Engineer Combat Battalion, in coordination with the relevant institutions and organizations of our state, is carrying out rescue operations for our worker brothers who have not been heard from.


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