Within the scope of the protocol signed between Erzurum Technical University (ETU) Rectorate and Erzurum Regional Directorate of Forestry, saplings were planted in memory of 6 February Earthquake Martyrs.
300 saplings were planted in the empty areas of Erzurum Technical University campus. ETU Vice Rectors Prof. Dr. Ali Fatih Yetim, Prof. Dr. Ceren Sultan Elmalı, General Secretary Assistant Assoc. Prof. Eyüphan Manay, as well as many academic and administrative staff attended.
Planting saplings in memory of 6 February Earthquake Martyrs, Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Ali Fatih Yetim stated that human beings have made harsh interventions in the balance of the world with the industrialization revolution, "We are all experiencing the problems of this together. We are disrupting the balance of nature, changing the way it should be, nature also treats us as it should from time to time, and we all suffer the consequences together." he said.
Drawing attention to the importance of forests in the fight against climate change, Prof. Dr. Elmalı said: "I wish mercy to those who died in the earthquake. We will not forget their pain, earthquake disaster, we will not forget that we are in earthquake geography. We will not forget that we can fend off the earthquake without causing loss of life. As all institutions, we will become conscious about the precautions to be taken before the earthquake, just as we were united after the 85 million earthquake. "I hope we will not experience these pains again. I hope our offspring will act more consciously than we do at this point. We need to raise them in the best way, we will entrust the country to them." made a statement.
The event ended with a souvenir photo shoot.