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Tuesday, 8 November 2011

New Turkey legislation to increase earthquake resistant houses in Turkey

The Turkish government is to introduce new regulations to increase further Turkey’s ability to cope with earthquakes by the end of the year.

A senior official of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) said: “Legislation will most likely be introduced within this year.” The official also said that there will be tighter and more stringent supervision and punishments for buildings that are not up to the new standards.

Turkey was recently hit with a large earthquake in the province of Van that left many homeless. The new standards will lead to more homes in Turkey being earthquake resistant and increase the safety in Turkey.

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