Turkey’s building sector is blamed for the dimensions of devastation following the earthquakes

From our particular correspondent in Osmaniye, Turkey — Builders within the Turkish building sector are in a sizzling spot after earthquakes collapsed 1000’s of multi-storey buildings and single properties on February 6, killing tens of 1000’s.

Reporting by Jowharby Shona Bhattacharya, Ludovic de Foucault and Hussein Asad in Osmaniye, Turkey.

Financial development in trendy Turkey is partly pushed by the development sector, however architects say the strain to construct quicker and cheaper has led to collusion between politicians and housing builders and a scarcity of respect for constructing codes.

“Flooring have been added with out permission and there are only a few inspections. All this results in buildings collapsing and plenty of dying,” stated Halis Sen, head of the Osmaniye Chamber of Architects.

Amid requires justice for the victims of the lethal earthquakes, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that these accountable would pay. Dozens of builders — however not a single politician who made a flawed allow — have been arrested since February 6.

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