Catastrophic earthquakes hit southeastern Turkey region last I paid the authorities a month to look again in how Earthquake-prone nation might cope with tremor in Densely populated, heart of the northwest industrial area.
Istanbul, the largest of Turkey city with a population of About 16 million and the country’s commercial engine, it lies near the fault lines that criss-cross the country. Two earthquakes three months apart killed nearly 20,000 in North West in 1999. Geologists Say Another Could Strike.
With a power of 7.7 and 7.6 degrees on February 6 killed more More than 45,000 and led to collapse or serious damage of over 200,000 buildings in 11 southeastern counties, in What is described as the worst disaster in Modern Turkish history.
earthquakes caused About 34 billion dollars (642.21 billion TL) in The World Bank estimated direct material damage on Monday, however total reconstruction and recovery costs can be twice High.
Southeast region It has a large manufacturing sector, though smaller than northwestern Turkey.
tremor on the scale of February earthquakes in istanbul, one of The world’s major cities on The Bosphorus, a strategic waterway, can wreak havoc and require more to prepare.
7.5 magnitude earthquake in Istanbul will affect half of Turkish national He entered the Istanbul room of Industry President (ISO) Erdal Bahcivan said a week ago.
Bahcevan stressed that an inventory study is urgently needed to reveal the city’s resistance status of Industrial facilities.
This is the (Turkish) industrial center. So, devastation of This volume here can have serious consequences that can be lead Said Bogra Gokce, MP secretary-general of The opposition-controlled Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB).
“the state should view This as a national protection problem And should Priorities and resource allocation here, Gökçe said, responsible for Municipal earthquake risk administration.
The Minister of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, Murat Kurum, said on Tuesday that about 1.5 million housing units in Istanbul deemed it a risky transfer to what it said were two planned reserve areas in European side and Anatolia of the city.
“We have completed national my place strategy Plan, we will take steps To strengthen our industrial areas against earthquakes with new logistics plans, Corum said.
“We have to carry out urban transformation process with understanding of Mobilization so that the same suffering does not occur againHe don.
Korum said that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will announce key projects in Coming days.
more than 40% of gross domestic product
Earthquakes last month and issue of preparedness for Basic one in northwest of Marmara region Around Istanbul vital issues in The upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.
Erdogan on On Wednesday he indicated that vote will be held on May 14, stick to the previous one plans.
He quickly pledged campaign promised to rebuild more from 400,000 homes within limits year.
“We will clear the rubble. We will heal Wounds. We will get better on what was destroyed and provide a better life for our people,” He said.
Officials say 14 million people affected by the earthquake, and millions As for left Or evacuated from the earthquake affected area region.
Marmara region He is home to 25 million people and accounts for over 40% of A country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as of 2021, according to data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).
A magnitude 7.5 earthquake is expected for Istanbul which is considered among the dangerous cities in the world in terms of Earthquakes…along with Neighboring provinces under threat will affect this catastrophe half of Turkish national Bahcevan said of the ISO.
In addition to its weight in The economy, he emphasized, is central to the operations of other provinces, from supply chains to finance.
In this case, size of devastating effect of earthquake that can occur in Istanbul is also of critical Importance for the future of our country added.
Istanbul hosts many factories producing cement, textiles and automobiles items and oil. In addition, it is a transit channel for international trade with Many commercial ports, passenger ports and the Istanbul Strait connecting the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
Türkiye sits across several active Fault lines, making it vulnerable to major earthquakes. In addition to branch of North Anatolian rift runs south under the Sea of Marmara of Istanbul.
Experts say attention needs to be focused again on Istanbul readiness for Major earthquake, matter of public The debate since the 1999 disaster.
Gökçe said get ready for earthquake in Or near Istanbul was not important for one government entity and required national effort.
“we need Mobilized by all state institutions… A must transform policies and do so within next five l six years,” he noted.
Since 1999, Istanbul has gone through a rapid wave of urbanization a lot of under Erdogan’s leadership rule. in 2018, government Zoning introduced amnesty Via Turkey to legalize unregistered construction work.
Erdogan on He said on Wednesday that a so-called “National Risk Shield” meeting would take place on fri to review Country building Stocks that do not match with Building codes.
Last week, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag recognized Turkey should no longer implemented amnesty And should review Penalties for Substandard building.
preparations for An earthquake hits Istanbul should It is not limited to assessing and strengthening buildings however also should Infrastructure expansion work to secure the flow of Gökçe said energy and water.
since the earthquake in Southeast, received IBB more from 100,000 requests for building Flexibility ratings, causing the burden to increase website to crashhe added.