Dear friends,

We, as the citizens of Turkey, are in a deep sorrow due to the earthquake disaster occurred in Sultandagý district of Afyon,
Turkey early on the Sunday morning. From here, we want to give our condolences to the families and relatives of all those who
died at this grievous incident, and wish all those who injured a quick recovery. Officials, who have been alerted against
earthquakes since the great Adapazarý earthquake in August 1999, are doing their best to recover the wreckages and supply
tents and other required materials. We hope Turkey recovers from this disaster in a short period of time.

For a few days, we have been arguing the UFO incident that took place in Adýyaman, Turkey; whether the objects are UFOs
or earthquake lights. This grievous disaster happened last Sunday once more showed that the Unidentified Flying Objects seen
over Adýyaman, Turkey on the nights of January 26-27, which were described as earthquake lights by certain uninformed
circles, were NOT earthquake lights. If they were, this dreadful event would have occurred in Adiyaman, not in Afyon, which is
located at approximately 700 miles away from Adiyaman. (Adýyaman is located at southeastern region of Turkey, while Afyon
is located nearby Agean region, at western Turkey) In addition, we see it crucial to repeat that earthquake lights are flashes or
glows that are generally in the color and form of lightning. They are mostly viewed right before or in the middle of an earthquake
and last a few seconds. They DO NOT maneuver and then hover in the sky for 5-6 hours, DO NOT appear in groups of 2 or
3..etc. These are the common characteristics of UFOs, rather than earthquake glows. Thus, the lights seen over Adiyaman
were definitely UFOs, as verified by the latest earthquake disaster. This is also why no sightings of fireballs or earthquake lights
were recorded from Afyon region before or on the date of the earthquake.

Sirius UFO Space Sciences Research Center
International U F O Museum
Sirius Publishing House

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