Greek rescue mission expected to arrive in earthquake-stricken Turkiye at 18:30

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The Greek rescue mission to help Turkiye with two devastating earthquakes departed Elefsina airport on Monday.

The mission includes 21 firefighters from the emergency unit EMAK, 2 rescue dogs, and a special rescue mission vehicle.

Also flying with them are a Fire Brigade officer specializing in supporting collapsed buildings, 5 emergency doctors from the EKAV ambulance emergency system, and the president of Greece's Organization of Antiseismic Planning and Protection, Efthymios Lekkas.

They expect to arrive shortly before 18:30 at the Incirlik airport base, outside Adana in SE Turkiye, and from there will travel by road to the border ares with Syria.