Navigational data showed that 7 military cargo planes belonging to the Turkish Air Force, since the morning, headed to Incirlik Air Base in Adana, and to Gaziantep, in the south of the country.
The data - obtained by the Sanad Agency - also showed that a Turkish Ministry of Health plane was heading to Adana airport at this hour.
Millî Savunma Bakanı Hulusi Akar, beraberinde Genelkurmay Başkanı Org.
Yaşar Güler and Kara Kuvvetleri Komutanı Org.
Musa Avsever ile deprem bölgesine hareketinden önce Etimesgut'taki 11'inci Hava Ulaştırma Ana Üs K.lığında hazırlıkları inceledi. https://t.co/tKti0k8xjy#MSB pic.twitter.com/J4m1mI5aaE
- TC Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) February 6, 2023
The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced - through its Twitter account - the establishment of an air bridge to deliver aid to the earthquake-affected areas.
The earthquake measured 7.8 on the Richter scale, and an aftershock followed 11 minutes later with a magnitude of 6.7, which caused massive damage and left more than a thousand dead.
Specialists described the earthquake as the largest in the history of the region, and only the 1939 earthquake in northeastern Turkey came close to it, which caused great damage.