İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu moved to AKOM after the 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Silivri. İmamoğlu, who conveyed his wishes to Istanbul residents and citizens living in the surrounding cities, stated that the earthquake was a warning. Emphasizing that the earthquake is a national issue to be mobilized, İmamoğlu said, “In Istanbul, we detected more than 800 new earthquake meeting areas in the last month. There are those who are ready, there are those who are not. We will do their preparatory work. Most of them are in the central districts of Istanbul. These determinations at the central points of Istanbul, the smallest of which is 1 square meters, will actually fill a big deficiency. ” Noting that the images circulating about the Bosphorus Bridge on social media do not reflect the truth, let us transfer as there is a lot of information about the Bosphorus Bridge. Interviews were made with those responsible for highways. There was a pier there. The image of that pier shows as if there was a problem there. No problem. The pier is also being lifted. If there is a problem, we will inform our citizens here. ”
Ekrem İmamoğlu, the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), took his breath at the Disaster Coordination Center (AKOM) after the 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Silivri, which created fear in Istanbul and the surrounding provinces. İmamoğlu, who shared the first information he received with the press, made 2 different statements. In his first statement, Imamoglu said:
ÜK THANK YOU WE CAN NOT LOST ”
“We had a 13.59 magnitude earthquake in Silivri off the Marmara Sea at exactly 5.8 hours. I extend my wishes to all my citizens of Istanbul. We are in IMM Disaster Coordination Center (AKOM). Thank God we have no casualties. There is no serious injury report reaching us. We have received some notices about the buildings. In Avcılar and Sarıyer, apart from the overthrowings in the upper parts of the 2 minarets, the reports of building demolitions were unfounded. These are the news that makes us happy. The earthquake is a reality of Istanbul and nature. We all know that the earthquake alone does not kill people, it kills negligence. Problems in buildings that are not prepared for earthquakes cause loss of life. God bless Hopefully we will intervene in Istanbul together. ”
“WE WILL IMPROVE DISASTER AWARENESS”
“We have been thinking that we are all on the alert for the earthquake for more than 20 years, but unfortunately, the number of risky buildings in Istanbul disturbs us all. This subject is one of the areas we started as soon as we took office. I stated that it is a matter of mobilization and a national issue, that we have to sit down and talk about this process together, that we have to do this process together with the highest levels of our municipality and state without making any concessions. We are at the same point today. Of course we will make this preparation. We will develop disaster awareness. We will have serious training. Our work is about to complete to put the application we prepared at the disaster preparedness point in Istanbul into effect. We have identified over 800 new earthquake meeting areas in Istanbul in the last 1 month. There are those who are ready, there are those who are not. We will do their preparatory work. Most of them are in the central districts of Istanbul, until they reach Fatih, Beyoğlu, Şişli, Beşiktaş, Kadıköy and Üsküdar. "
IZ WE HAVE RECEIVED A SERIOUS WARNING ”
“Today we have received a serious warning. We are responsible for evaluating this warning nationally. Nobody should doubt that as IMM, we will fulfill our mission with great determination to the last point. At the moment, we are on the alert with all our friends at AKOM. Same zamWhether it is İGDAŞ, İSKİ or our other affiliates, we are ready to intervene in the process. We will have meetings with my friends about developments and experts on earthquakes. Then I will meet with you and I will definitely inform you. "
İK WE HAVE NOT COME TO SATISFACING LEVEL IN COMBATING EARTHQUAKE ”
İmamoğlu also shared the following information in his second statement at AKOM:
Imiz Our pursuit continues. Finally, we don't have any gratifying casualties. Some of the notices about buildings are unfounded and some of our teams work on the field. İSKİ and İGDAŞ teams are also in the field. SCADA team continues to follow the field. We take precautions by cutting off gas in risky buildings. We will inform the public about the clear findings we receive. This is an important warning for us. Istanbul, 17 August After the 1999 earthquake, the determination to fight the earthquake was expressed, but unfortunately we have not reached a satisfactory level near 20 year. Earthquake is a national problem of our city and our country. Therefore, everyone should come together to produce ideas, solve the problem, take steps on this issue. Municipalities, central government, everyone needs to take responsibility. It's an area we've been long ago. We immediately said that we should sit down and talk to the table. Ece
“WE NEED EDUCATION”
“We are aware that we need to bring the earthquake gathering areas we have newly identified to Istanbul very quickly. These determinations in the central points of Istanbul, the smallest of which is 500 square meters, will actually fill a great deficiency. In addition, there is a need for a complete change of mentality regarding the real strengthening of buildings and urban transformation. We have a preparation in this regard as well. Again, in the event of a disaster, we need an education that will enable us to be prepared at the highest level. Our preparation in this regard is clear. We will put forward our efforts to raise awareness of the whole society by collaborating with schools and all public institutions. We will also share an application with Istanbul residents in order to create an earthquake-ready Istanbul. This is also ready. ZamIt is obvious that we have to produce a solution by thinking about the earthquake without losing a moment or wasting seconds. "
“IMM THAILAND UZ
“We are now at AKOM. In particular, I met with all the district mayors on the coastal part of the European side. Our determinations continue here. We are also meeting with Mr. Governor. We ensure that the process operates in the healthiest way with information flow from both AFAD and us. IMM is on alert. We will be with our fellow countrymen in meeting the needs by sending a mobile buffet in the areas where people gather. Experts are working on this. We know well that there is a study in Kandilli. We will inform the public on every issue. Our experts on earthquakes continue their work on the subject. ”
“EARTHQUAKE IS THE FATE OF ISTANBUL AND NATURE”
“Let's transmit because there is a lot of information about the Bosphorus Bridge. Interviews were made with those responsible for highways. There was a pier there. The image of that pier makes it look as if there is a problem there. No problem. The pier is also being lifted. If there is a problem, we will inform our citizens here. Get well soon. As I said, we will take the most basic steps to solve the earthquake issue in Istanbul. The big earthquake is the fate of Istanbul and nature. I hope that we will solve the problems of Istanbul without experiencing it. Get well soon. ”