On Friday, Venezuelan rescuers who traveled to Türkiye returned to their country after supporting the search for victims caused by the earthquakes that took place on February 6.
"For 10 consecutive days, these twenty-seven heroes and heroines carried out search, rescue and rescue operations in the collapsed structures of the city of Adiyaman," the Interior Ministry said about the group of Venezuelan technicians.
They were received with applause at the Simon Bolivar Airport by the Risk Management Vice Minister Carlos Perez, the Vice Minister for Europe Franklin Ramirez, and the Turkish Ambassador to Venezuela Aydan Karamanoglu.
The team sent by the administration of President Nicolas Maduro included doctors and earthquake specialists from the Simon Bolivar Humanitarian Task Force. They traveled accompanied by three rescue-trained dogs.
Cuban doctors are already in Türkiye helping out after the horrible earthquake which has stolen the lives and dreams of thousands.— Lianys Torres Rivera (@lianystr) February 17, 2023
In the hour of need, #Cuba will always be there to lend a hand. pic.twitter.com/lgc29AzInq
"With their vocation for service and humanism, they managed to successfully serve the Turkish people," Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Yvan Gil commented.
The Bolivarian revolution also sent 25 firefighters who still remain in Türkiye helping in rescue operations in the cities most affected by earthquakes that have left over 44,000 dead so far.
On Friday, the operations to rescue survivors culminated in Syria, a country where the authorities will now focus on the collection of rubble and the reconstruction of cities.
The authorities of Türkiye reported that search and rescue work continues after the earthquakes registered on February 6, which left greater damage in 10 provinces.#TurkeySyriaEarthquake #TurkeyEarthquake pic.twitter.com/uGyJaIJKaj— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) February 16, 2023
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