Ankara mayor again implies foreign powers behind ‘artificial earthquake’ after Aegean temblor
AA photoThe 6.2-magnitude earthquake in the Aegean Sea on June 12 might have been caused artificially, Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek has said once again, demanding an investigation of seismic ships belonging to other countries in the area.
“Now I think that this might be an artificial earthquake. I do not say it is certain but it is a very serious possibility,” Gökçek tweeted.
“I say that it should definitely be investigated. Was there any seismic research ship sailing near the epicenter? If so, which country does it belong to?” he said.
It is not the first time that Gökçek has theorized about “artificial earthquakes” triggered by nefarious foreign powers.
In February, he said quakes in the western province of Çanakkale could have been organized by dark external powers to destroy Turkey’s economy.
“Today a serious earthquake occurred in Çanakkale. I have investigated and there is a ship conducting seismic research nearby. What this ship is researching and which country it belongs to should be solved urgently. I worry about a potential earthquake that could be triggered artificially. This should definitely be investigated and announced to the public,” he said.