Almost half of Istanbul's residential buildings aren't insured against earthquakes, Earthquake Fortification Association (DEGÜDER) Chair Sinan Türkkan said. Two thirds of buildings older than 20-years-old in the city aren't insured, the chairman added.
A recent simulation by Istanbul Municipality revealed the southern suburbs of the city to be the highest-risk areas in a potential earthquake. While the suburbs are located on both sides of the city, they're all placed alongside the southern Marmara Sea shoreline.
The recent explosion of interest in Turkey for the likes of Sebastian Haffner’s and Ernst Fraenkel books is telling on its own. These German exiles of pre-WW2 period relate the story of lockstep marching of their societies to outright fascism. And we relate to them. And we look at Russia and China and we relate to them as well.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 struck Turkey's southeastern province of Van on June 25. The quake hit Van's Özalp district at 1:03 p.m. local time at a depth of 6.9 kilometers, according to Turkey's National Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).
An earthquake with a 5.6 magnitude shook eastern province of Bingöl on June 15, hours after a 5.7 one hit the city. The second earthquake's epicenter is the same as the day before, the Karlıova district, officials said of the quake that struck at 9:51 a.m.
A company owned by the Ankara provincial vice-president for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), was awarded a 415,000 TL tender to shoot photographic and video footage of damage caused by an earthquake that struck the Eastern Anatolian city of Elazığ in January of this year.
Faruk Loğoğlu writes: Let us remember the diplomatic breakthroughs triggered by disparate unrelated events in the world. The Ping-Pong diplomacy started with an invitation by China of an American ping-pong team in 1971. Turkish-Greek relations took a turn for the better after the two successive earthquakes in 1999. Today, Syria needs help to fight COVID-19. Turkey should be a leading partner in this humanitarian endeavor.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 struck Turkey's eastern province of Elazığ on March 19. The quake's epicenter was Sivrice district.
No tents were set up for victims of the 6.0-magnitude in Iran that killed nine people in the southeastern province of Van, a group of officials from Turkey's Human Rights Association said. No alternative shelter was provided for the survivors either, the group said, condemning families to spend the night in the freezing cold.
Nine people were killed in the eastern province of Van after an earthquake struck Turkey's border with Iran. The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said the quake had a depth of 5 km. Iranian officials said it had been felt in Iran but that there were no immediate reports of deaths.
Turkey's top communication technologies authority has fined two cell phone carriers and the country's top communications infrastructure carrier for shortages following the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that shook Istanbul on Sept. 26, 2019. Turkcell and Vodafone were fined a little over two million Turkish Lira while Turk Telekom received two fines amounting to a total of nine million TL.
A professor from Yıldız Technical University was protested by students for his comments that implied the Jan. 24 Elazığ quake that killed 33 people was caused by the government's attempts at banning underage marriages. "By saying that marriages at the age that Allah deems helal are rape, let us not offend Allah," Gencer said. The university administration opened an investigation into his posts, and students walked out from his class on Feb. 10.
A 4.9-magnitude earthquake jolted the Mediterranean around 1.49 a.m. early Feb. 11. The source of the quake was located to the east of Crete and some 14.7 below sea level.
A report prepared by the main opposition CHP said that survivors of the Elazığ earthquake are unable to keep themselves warm in makeshift tents amid enduring freezing conditions. The report called on the government to tackle the issue of permanent accommodation as soon as possible.
A total of 4,600 buildings will be demolished in Elazığ, the southeastern city that was struck by the 6.8-magnitude quake of Jan.24. According to the assessments of the Environment and Urban Planning Ministry, 150 buildings collapsed, 4,552 were severely damaged and that 1,779 were moderately damaged.