Turkish Airlines evacuates a quarter of a million people


Turkish Airlines announced Sunday that it has evacuated more than 256,000 people from the earthquake zone to date.

And via Twitter, the company’s general manager, Bilal Akshi, explained that Turkish Airlines operated 3 thousand and 32 flights related to the earthquake disaster that struck the south of the country.

He pointed out that 265,754 people were evacuated from the region through those flights, and 143,740 rescue and humanitarian relief teams were transported.


He also indicated that 10,753 tons of aid were transported through 177 air freight flights.

On February 6, a double earthquake struck southern Turkey and northern Syria, the first measuring 7.7 degrees and the second 7.6 degrees, and thousands of violent aftershocks, which caused great losses in lives and property in both countries.