|EGMA (Peynirlikönü) Sinkhole|
|EGMA (Peynirlikönü) Düdeni|
Map of EGMA Sinkhole.
|Location||Sugözü, Anamur, Mersin, Turkey|
|Depth||1,429 m (4,688 ft)|
|Length||3,118 m (10,230 ft)|
|Hazards||Cave floods in springtime|
|Cave survey||38°55'58"N 30°13'33"E|
EGMA Sinkhole (Turkish: EGMA Düdeni), a.k.a. Peynirlikönü Sinkhole, is a sinkhole and the deepest cave in Turkey. It is located at Sugözü village of Anamur, Mersin. The sinkhole is 1,429 m (4,688 ft) deep and 3,118 m (10,230 ft) long. 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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