Turkiye Syria Earthquake Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag Hundred Of Contractors Detained

Turkiye-Syria Earthquake: Turkiye’s Justice Officer has arrested more than 130 people involved in allegedly shoddy and wrongly constructed buildings. It is alleged that they used illegal methods to construct the building.

Six days after a devastating earthquake struck Turkey and Syria, thousands of buildings collapsed like a pack of cards. The death toll from the 7.8-magnitude and 7.5-magnitude earthquakes rose to 33,179 on Sunday (February 12) and rescue teams continued to search for people buried under the debris.

More than 10 thousand buildings have fallen

Actually, an area of ​​Syria is already suffering from civil war, the devastating earthquake on it has made the condition of the country even worse. On the other hand, Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Sunday (February 12) that about 130 people have been arrested, who are responsible for adopting the wrong method in the construction of buildings. After arresting them, investigation will be done. More than 10,000 buildings have collapsed in Turkey and many buildings are in such a dilapidated condition.

blaming wrong construction

There has been a strong earthquake in Turkey. Meanwhile, the victims, experts and people from all over Turkey are also blaming wrong construction for increasing the devastation. Turkey’s building codes currently meet earthquake-engineering standards, but are nowhere to be seen in reality. They are hardly ever implemented. Thousands of buildings collapsed in the earthquake. Those facing construction investigations included two men arrested in Gaziantep province on suspicion of cutting pillars to make room for a building that collapsed in the earthquake.

At the same time, Turkey’s private DHA news agency and other media reported that the authorities at Istanbul Airport on Sunday (February 12) detained two contractors responsible for destroying several buildings in Adiyaman. These people were trying to flee to Georgia.

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