18 Years After Turkey's Deadly Quake, Safety Concerns Grow About The Next Big One
September 7, 201710:57 AM ET
It has been 18 years since a magnitude 7.4 earthquake hit northwest Turkey, killing some 17,000 people and leaving half a million homeless. A series of government initiatives were designed to make the next big quake less deadly. But experts are warning that some of those protections have been lost in a rush to develop urban green spaces into lucrative apartment buildings and shopping malls.
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