Lax Code Enforcement Blamed for Deaths in Turkey’s Earthquake

Despite tough safety codes approved a decade ago after earthquakes killed 18,000 people, lax enforcement led to hundreds of deaths after a recent earthquake in Turkey. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Turkey’s construction industry of criminal neglect, saying shoddy work had contributed to the collapse of buildings following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in southeastern Turkey.


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