“Efharisto Poli File” – Turkish Newspaper Hurriyet thanks Greek rescue team EMAK in front page


Turkish media praise the role of the Greek rescue team

With the front page title “EFHARISTO POLI FILE “, the Turkish pro-government newspaper Hurriyet thanks Greece for its support and assistance to the areas affected by last Monday’s devastating earthquake which resulted in over 35,000 deaths in both Turkey and Syria.

The publication refers to the return of the EMAK teams to Greece, after completing their mission. “The Greek search and rescue team that came to help Turkey after the earthquake completed its work and returned to Greece a week later,” the article notes, showing the statement of the head of the 1st EMAK Dimitris Roussos to the media: “An official of the Greek team, who lived very emotional moments, saying goodbye, he said: “What we do for our country, we did the same for Turkey”.

Hurriyet writes about the incident, publishing a relevant photo snapshot, when EMAK men burst into joy and hugs, after rescuing a 6-year-old girl from the debris in Antioch, the day after the earthquake.

The return of EMAK to Greece is also featured in almost all of the Turkish media. “The Greek rescue team (EMAK), who stayed in Turkey for a week and took part in the rescue operations, were welcomed as heroes in Athens,” they note among others.