01 January 2005

Europe’s biggest National Medical Rescue Team (UMKE) is established in Turkey.

The National Medical Rescue Team is a governmental emergency service organization for medical assistance in natural disasters and accidents. The biggest National Medical Rescue Team (UMKE) of Europe, with its tremendous capacity, is made active to deal with natural disasters and accidents when they occur. The team, which has the capacity of assisting in or outside of Turkey, has completed many missions that make all Turkish citizens proud of, especially in Van earthquake. UMKE has over 5,000 personnel.

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