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Mystery baby reunited with mother 54 days after Turkey earthquakes

Both mother and daughter were getting treated in different hospitals. Earlier, it was assumed that the parents of the baby girl had died in the earthquake.

Baby miraculously rescued 128 hours after the devastating earthquake in Turkey has been reunited with mother after 54 days.

The mother and baby were reunited after DNA tests were done by the Turkish authorities. Both mother and daughter were getting treated in different hospitals. Earlier, it was assumed that the parents of the baby girl had died in the earthquake. As per the details, the baby’s father and two brothers died in the earthquake. Her mother is alive and was under treatment in a hospital.

Earlier, the medical authorities who took care of her had named her Gizen meaning a mystery. She is originally named Vetan Begdas and is the daughter of Yasemin Begdas. Turkey’s Family and Social Services Minister Derya Yanik helped the mother and daughter to reunite.

“One of the most priceless tasks in the world is reuniting a mother with her child,” said Yanik. “Being a part of that happiness meant a lot to us as well.”

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Minister tweeted the video on Monday. She called the baby ‘our baby’ and said she will always have the support of the ministry.

Baby Vetin grabbed the hearts of many worldwide after images and videos of her rescued from rubble went online. She was among many other babies who miraculously survived and were rescued later.

“The baby is truly a miracle. The fact that she survived and had no health problems pulled at our heartstrings,” Yanik said.

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck southern Turkey near the northern border on February 6. A magnitude 7.5 earthquake that occurred around 59 miles (95 kilometers) to the southwest of the first one struck about nine hours later. Tens of thousands of people died, and there was massive destruction.

The magnitude 7.8 earthquake was reportedly the second-biggest recorded in the country, after the 1668 North Anatolia earthquake, and the strongest to hit Turkey since the 1939 Erzincan earthquake of the same magnitude.