CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu made a press statement with Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer at the crisis center. Stating that the search and rescue efforts continue due to the 6,9 magnitude earthquake that hit İzmir, Kılıçdaroğlu said, “We need rapid urban transformation. There are obstacles in the bureaucracy. These obstacles need to be overcome quickly ”. Kılıçdaroğlu also said that they are ready to fulfill their duties as the CHP.
CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu visited the Crisis Center established by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in IZUM. Kılıçdaroğlu, who made a press statement with the Mayor of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer, said, “Since we know the reality of the earthquake, we know that we will encounter it, precautions must be taken urgently. These measures need to be taken across Turkey, "he said.
Emphasizing that they are ready to do all the work on earthquake both in and outside the assembly as the CHP unconditionally, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said, “İzmir suffered a painful earthquake, and our hearts came to our lips. We have a loss of life. I wish God's mercy on those who lost their lives. The wreck is still not completely removed. With the great contribution of our Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, the problem is tried to be overcome. Attempting to remove debris. I would like to thank not only the municipal teams, but also the AFAD and the gendarmerie, as well as all public employees in the field ”.
Noting that all mayors contacted Izmir Metropolitan Municipality immediately after the earthquake and they will provide all kinds of assistance in a short time, Kılıçdaroğlu said: “They need a tent. They will be removed. Food is constantly provided. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality was distributing milk to children. That distribution will continue. The services that Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has done so far will continue. Additional capacity is needed. Our other mayors will provide the additional capacity. If any new needs arise from now on, they will be provided. "
"We need rapid urban transformation"
Reminding that there are still people under the dent, CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said, “I witnessed with joy that a mother and her children were rescued while visiting the area. May Allah not give any child suffering. We'll get through this. But from now on when we encounter similar events, we need stronger buildings. We need rapid urban transformation. There are obstacles in the bureaucracy. These obstacles need to be overcome quickly. You know, after the Istanbul earthquake, Istanbul still faces a serious risk of earthquakes. The central government should also remove the obstacles in front of local governments in this regard. We constantly say to the central management, 'Do this, remove this obstacle for us'. Barriers must be removed. The center and local governments should join hands. If we are to take precautions about our people, the earthquake does not make a distinction like Party A or Party B. Therefore, a very strong communication link should be established between the center and the local ”.
"We are always with our citizens"
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer also gave information about the works. Soyer said, “There is a lot to do. On the one hand, we support the search and rescue activities by using the entire institutional capacity of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. On the other hand, we are working to facilitate the daily life going outside the house and to increase the peace and comfort of our citizens. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality is a very powerful institution. And it showed this from day one. Our citizens feel comfortable. We will always be with them until the end. As we will be a partner to all of their troubles, we will also be the solution of all their problems. That is why, from now on, we will put our signature under the works that will ensure the peace of İzmir not only with the contribution of İzmir but also our other mayor friends ”. Soyer offered his condolences to his relatives and God's mercy to those who lost their lives.