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 Bauordnung in der Türkei infographic
Grafik zeigt türkische Amnestie für Verstösse gegen die Bauordnung.


Laxe Überwachung von Baubewilligungen in der Türkei

By Duncan Mil

February 15, 2023 - Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan steht vor einer Gegenreaktion auf seine Amnestie von 2018 für Millionen fehlerhafte Gebäude in der ganzen Türkei. Binnen 18 Monaten bewilligte Erdogans Regierung 7,4 Millionen Anträge auf Baubewilligung. Seine Regierung vergab Baubewilligungen, obwohl diese gegen die Bauordnung und Sicherheitsstandards verstossen haben.

Damages from the devastating earthquakes in Turkey last week will probably exceed $20 billion, Verisk Extreme Event Solutions estimated on Tuesday (February 14, 2023).

Verisk based its estimates on the damage caused by the seven-magnitude earthquakes that occurred on February 6. Verisk says insurance covers only a fraction of the devastation -- likely more than $1 billion.

The figures come on top of the enormous loss of life from the disaster, with the death toll rising to more than 41,000 by Wednesday. As the earthquake death toll climbs, criticism of Turkey’s government response soars.

A 2019 video shows Erdoğan hailing amnesties for housing projects that have crumbled, killing thousands of people.

Structures compliant with building codes “have performed relatively well, while many others have experienced significant damage and collapse during earthquakes,” Verisk said.

PUBLISHED: 15/02/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images