Cabinet decisions concerning earthquake victims
Date Added: 14 February 2023

The Council of Ministers adopted a series of decisions on Monday concerning the victims and survivors of the devastating earthquake that struck eastern and south-eastern Türkiye last week.

The decisions include the construction of a sports complex in memory of the Gazimağusa Türk Maarif College volleyball team who lost their lives in Adıyaman.

Prime Minister Ünal Üstel announced a series of decisions adopted by his cabinet on Monday evening concerning the survivors and aftermath of last week’s earthquake in Türkiye.

Üstel said that the students and officials who died in Adıyaman will be recognized as martyrs and that necessary legal work will be carried out in that direction.

The prime minister also said that the interior minister has been instructed to work in collaboration with the Gazimağusa municipality for the construction of a monument in memory of the children and their families who perished in the earthquake.

The decisions also include the construction of an indoor sports hall within the area of the Dr. Fazıl Küçük Stadium Sports Complex which will be financed by the state.

Streets in Gazimağusa will also be named after the 35 members of the squad that died.

According to the decisions, students who are TRNC citizens and who lost both parents in the quake will be given a full education scholarship by the state.

A decision was also produced to launch an initiative with the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the collection of concrete and building samples from the Kırıkhane Teachers’s Guest House and the Saray Hotel in Hatay in order to launch a criminal investigation.

Furthermore, all live performances and similar entertainment activities have been suspended until February 28, 2023.

A decision was also taken to extend the mid-term holiday at all primary and secondary schools until Monday, February 20, 2023.