Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Tatar said a series of consecutive explosions occurred at an ammunition depot in a military zone in Çatalköy.
“Our military, police, the Civil Defence Organization and Forestry Department immediately rushed to the scene. A crisis centre was set up and all necessary measures were taken”, Tatar said.
The prime minister said that all explosions had ceased by 5 am.
All 12 were discharged after receiving treatment at the State Hospital, the prime minister added.
“This is an extremely important incident and we need to approach the issue accordingly. The safety of our citizens and property comes first. We shall do everything necessary to ensure that such incidents do not happen again in the future”, Tatar promised.
He also announced that a team of experts from Turkey were on their way to conduct a detailed investigation.
“Details will emerge once the investigation is carried out. The radius of the blast covers an area of 200 dönüms (dunams)”, he added.