July 12, 2024

Turkey: 184 arrests for alleged structural defects

Turkey: 184 arrests for alleged structural defects

after the earthquake

Turkey detains 184 people for allegedly having structural defects

Turkey is investigating more than 600 people due to the collapse of homes after the devastating earthquake. 184 people have been arrested so far.

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Investigations have begun with more than 600 contractors, homeowners and managers of collapsed buildings in connection with the devastating earthquake in Turkey.

20 minutes / Lena Wilczek

  • More than 50,000 people died in the earthquake that struck southern Turkey and northern Syria on February 6.

  • In Turkey, 184 people have been arrested in connection with collapsed homes.

  • A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck, Saturday, the Nijde province in central Anatolia, in Turkey, according to the Kandilli seismological observatory.

Investigations have begun with more than 600 contractors, homeowners and managers of collapsed buildings in connection with the devastating earthquake in Turkey. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Saturday that 184 out of 612 suspects had been arrested. The search for destroyed buildings will continue for clues as to whether there were construction defects or other omissions.

More than 50,000 people were affected by the February 6 earthquake He died in southern Turkey and northern Syria. In Turkey, the question arises whether the approximately 173,000 buildings that were damaged or completely destroyed were poorly constructed. The opposition accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government of not sufficiently checking compliance with building regulations.

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The region does not come to rest

The earthquake zone on the border between Turkey and Syria does not rest. A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck, Saturday, the Nijde province in central Anatolia, in Turkey, according to the Kandilli seismological observatory. So the epicenter was in Bor district. And shortly before that, according to the Turkish Civil Protection Authority AFAD, there were several earthquakes of magnitude 4. Initially, there was no information about casualties or damage.

The population felt more than 60 aftershocks from Syrian sites within 24 hours recorded, the country’s earthquake center announced on Saturday. Disaster and Emergency Management said the aftershocks phase could last another two years.

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