EGMA Sinkhole-Peynirlikönü

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EGMA Sinkhole-Peynirlikönü

EGMA Sinkhole (Turkish: EGMA Düdeni-), aka 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 , deep and 3,118 m 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.