Rescuers of the Emergency Situations Management Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) arrived from Turkey to Georgia by a special charter flight at the decision of Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.
The Georgian rescuers completed their mission in earthquake-ravaged Turkey. Head of the Emergency Situations Management Service Teimuraz Mghebrishvili, Deputy Interior Minister Ioseb Chelidze and Turkish Ambassador to Georgia Ali Kaan Orbai welcomed the rescuers at the Tbilisi International Airport.
Approximately 200 Georgian rescuers participated in the search-rescue efforts in Turkey. On the very first day of the natural disaster, they were dispatched to Adiyaman city and then were rotated to Hatay Province.
The magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit the southeastern Turkish region on February 6, leaving thousands dead and injured.