After Turkey’s earthquake, the “miracle baby” is reunited with its mother.
The wonder baby of Turkey, who was found in the rubble of Hatay province during the terrible earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria in February, finally met her mother last week, according to the Ministry of Family and Social Services of Turkey.
Vetin Begdas was one of the lucky people who lived through the earthquake, even though he was buried for 128 hours.
Al Jazeera said that the baby was reunited with her mother Yasemin Begdas, who had been thought to be dead. This was another miracle that happened after the tragedy.
The three-and-a-half-month-old baby was given back to her mother on Saturday, 54 days after she was found in a damaged building in Hatay.
The people who took care of the baby gave her the name Gizem, which means “the mystery” in Turkish.
Derya Yanik, who is in charge of family and social services, helped the mother and daughter get back together after a DNA test showed that they were related.
“Putting a mother back together with her kid is one of the most important things in the world. “It meant a lot to us to be a part of that happiness,” the minister said.
The Turkish minister shared a video on Twitter showing Vetin’s mother hugging and cuddling her lost daughter. The mother is getting treatment at a hospital in Adana, where the video was taken.
To bring them back together, Turkish officials rushed 3-month-old Vetin from Ankara, where she was getting care, to Istanbul.
Yanik wrote, “Vetin is now our baby, too,” and he promised to help the baby for the rest of his life.
The pastor said, “The baby is a true miracle. The fact that she lived and didn’t have any health problems broke our hearts.”
People were shocked and happy to see Vetin’s pictures, which went viral on social media as rescue efforts continued in Turkey and Syria. It was a mystery how she was found after being buried under the rubble for weeks.
Turkish sources say that Vetin’s father and two brothers died in the terrible earthquake that killed more than 50,000 people.
Only in Turkey did the earthquake kill more than 44,000 people, and the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority says that 20 million people are still affected by the natural disaster.