Códigos de edificación de Turquía infographic
El gráfico muestra cómo se permitieron en Turquía las amnistías a infractores de códigos de edificación.


Débil aplicación de los códigos de edificación en Turquía

By Duncan Mil

February 15, 2023 - El presidente Recep Tayyip Erdoğan enfrenta las consecuencias por haber pasado por alto, son su amnistía de 2018, violaciones de los códigos de construcción en millones de edificios en toda Turquía. En un período de 18 meses, el gobierno de Erdoğan aprobó 7,4 millones de solicitudes, concediendo estatus legal a edificios cuyos constructores habían violado códigos de edificación y normas de seguridad.

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