“We are always with you in our brother country,” said First Lieutenant Mais Aliyev from the Ministry of Emergencies of Azerbaijan.
Aliyev noted that they were in Kahramanmaraş from the first day of the earthquake, and they moved to Hatay 11 days later.
Ministry official Azad Haydarov said, “As our President emphasized, we will stay here and continue to work until all rescue and restoration works are completed.”
Heydarov stated that Turkish and Azerbaijani teams are working shoulder to shoulder in the field to save lives.
“We’re sorry we couldn’t do more”
The leader of the Azerbaijan search and rescue teams, Murat Askerov, stated that they saved the lives of 53 people by working day and night for the first three days, adding, “We are sorry that we could not do more.” said.
Askerov said, “We are always with our sister country Turkey and we will do our best.”
Azerbaijan sent 867 search and rescue workers and medical personnel to the earthquake region, as well as 15 planes, 395 trucks and 25 container trains carrying humanitarian aid.
Azerbaijani personnel, who rescued 53 people from the rubble and removed the dead bodies of 780 people, also participated in the relief efforts to keep the victims on the streets and established two tent cities in Kahramanmaraş.