The claim of the President of the Turkish Space Agency that “an earthquake with a magnitude of 7-8 was created with 10 meters of titanium alloy rods thrown from space” became the agenda.
After the earthquakes that occurred in Southeastern Anatolia and destroyed 11 provinces, the earthquake statements made long ago by the President of the Turkish Space Agency, Serdar Hüseyin Yıldırım, went viral.
“7-8 EARTHQUAKE WITH 10 METER TITANIUM ROD”
In the speech shared on social media and received thousands of comments, Yıldırım said, “There are warrior satellites that can send titanium alloy 10-meter sticks from space to the world to any target! These rods penetrate 5 kilometers deep into the ground, creating an earthquake with a magnitude of 7-8. It is not possible to detect them.”
“I DO NOT WANT TO BE MISUNDERSTOOD”
Upon the spread of the post, Yıldırım made a statement on the subject on social media. In the messages he shared on February 15, he made the following statements:
“There are many questions about the video that has been circulating on social media for a few days. This short video is an excerpt from a conference I gave a long time ago at a strategy institute. I explained the weapon system that can wipe out a small city from the map when deployed and used in Earth orbit. This weapon system has no function such as triggering fault lines or creating tectonic earthquakes. Therefore, it has nothing to do with the Maraş disaster, which is a tectonic earthquake that occurred on a known fault line. I don’t want it to be misunderstood. The effect of this weapon is comparable to a meteorite impact.”
WHO IS SERDAR HUSEYIN YILDIRIM?
Serdar Hüseyin Yıldırım, who moved from Istanbul Technical University Aeronautical Engineering Department to Berlin Technical University Aerospace Sciences Department, completed his master’s degree at this university. After serving as the Chairman of the Board of the State Airports Authority and the General Directorate of Aviation and Space Technologies, he was appointed as the first president of the Turkish Space Agency with the Presidential decision dated 7 August 2019.