“We lost thousands of people in the earthquakes that took place in Kahramanmaraş on February 6th . Türkiye and Syria are deeply in sorrow to have experienced such a devastating disaster and mourn the loss of their brothers and sisters.
May God rest the souls of those in peace who passed away in Kahramanmaraş, Hatay, Adıyaman, Gaziantep, Malatya, Diyarbakır, Kilis, Şanlıurfa, Osmaniye, Adana and Elazığ, which were hit by the earthquake, and our deepest condolences to their relatives and the whole country. We send our best wishes to the injured and those suffered financial losses and emotional distress.
We are grateful to our friends who showed sensitivity to international calls for help and who, with a sense of humanitarian solidarity, rushed to the aid of Türkiye in its hard times and saved lives.
We would like to express our gratitude to nearly 7000 professionals from more than 70 countries who took part in search and rescue efforts, the international community for their financial and emotional support to Türkiye, the volunteers who played a role in aid campaigns, and the healthcare workers who saved lives under difficult conditions.
Like all segments of the society, business people and industrialists are all mobilized for the earthquake area. The representatives of the lubricants sector are also working hard to prevent the disruption of aid activities in the cities affected by the earthquake with in-kind and financial aid. We would like to thank all the companies that continue to supply the region with uninterrupted fuel and lubricants, and work hardly to collect and deliver humanitarian aid to the region.
Cities in the earthquake area impress with their rich cultural heritage and tourism appeal. This ancient geography, the cradle of civilizations, is very important for the Turkish economy in terms of agricultural production, livestock farming and industrial infrastructure. Although we cannot bring back the lives that lost, it is our common responsibility to restore the historical and cultural structures damaged by the earthquake and to make agricultural and industrial facilities operational again.
As Lubricant World, we see our contents that inform the sector and stakeholders on issues such as sustainability, circular economy, climate change and extended producer responsibility within the framework of this responsibility.
Our visit to TAYRAŞ Base Oil Refinery, Türkiye’s first and only facility where high quality base oil can be produced from used lubricating oils with hydrotreatment technology, aims to draw attention to good practices in waste management, raise awareness and inspire stakeholders.
Our interview with ExxonMobil Base Stocks and Waxes Global Marketing Manager Laura Pottorf reveals that the leading companies of the sector reflect their sensitivity towards sustainability and reducing their carbon footprints onto new investments.
We believe that Türkiye will come out of these difficult days by growing the brotherhood feeling and getting stronger, and we wish to see you in better days.