This exercise was held in Istanbul, Turkey from 9 to 13 May 2016. This event was supported by the Government of Turkey.

The purpose of the exercise was to practice international coordination methodology in accordance with the INSARAG Guidelines, with a focus on cooperation between national and international disaster managers and response actors as well as joint operations planning between Local Emergency Management Authorities (LEMA) and the international On-Site Operations Coordination Centre (OSOCC). This exercise saw active involvement of international urban search and rescue (USAR) teams from the region responding and working alongside fellow national USAR members, and in parallel, there was engagement of the national disaster management team working alongside the United Nations in-country response mechanisms during such major disasters.