The map of EGMA Sinkhole
|Location||Taşeli Plateau, Anatolia, Turkey|
|Depth||1,429 metres (4,688 ft)|
|Hazards||cave floods in springtime|
EGMA (aka. Peynirlikönü) is the deepest cave of Turkey . It is in the southern region of Anatolia, on the Taşeli Plateau and is 1,429 metres (4,688 ft) deep. EGMA stands for Evren Günay - Mehmet Ali Özel Sinkhole.
Beginning in 1993, the cave was being explored by BÜMAK (Boğaziçi University Speleological Society). A flash flood caused Mehmet Ali Özel to lose his life inside the cave in 2001. In 2004, with the help of members of the Bulgarian Speleological Federation, the BÜMAK team recovered Mehmet Ali's body and also reached the deepest point of the cave.
- The article and photos about the 2004 expedition in National Geographic Türkiye
- BÜMAK Home Page
- Bulgarian Speleological Federation Home Page
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