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5.9-magnitude earthquake rocks western Turkey

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    Thursday, May 19, 2011
    ISTANBUL - Daily news with wires
    A 5.9-magnitude earthquake shook western Turkey Thursday night, CNNTürk reported.
    The center of the quake was reported as Simav town of the western province of Kütahya.
    The tremor was felt in Bursa, Istanbul and İzmir.
    Initial reports did not mention any damage to people or property.


    Turkish region still wiping away tears 11 years after earthquake



    An unidentified mourner rests against the gravestone of one of the more than 17,000 victims of the 1999 Marmara earthquake commemorated Tuesday in Kocaeli. DAILY NEWS photo, Emrah GÜREL
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    TURKEY -NATIONAL

    ERİSA DAUTAJ ŞENERDEM
    KOCAELİ - Hürriyet Daily News


    In the summer of 1999, Mehmet Eren was spending his school break working at his uncle’s small store in northwestern Turkey. Homesick, the 13-year-old picked a sadly unfortunate time to go back and visit his mother.
    6 Comments 2010-08-17




    From the Bosphorus: Straight - Action, not words, on earthquake readiness

    OPINION - FROM THE BOSPHORUS: STRAIGHT


    From the Bosphorus: Straight - Action, not words, on earthquake readiness



    Turkey still lacks a coordinating institution such as is the rule in other earthquake-prone regions such as Japan or the US state of California.
    Comment 2010-08-17

    TURKEY - NATIONAL

    Turkish children taught disaster awareness through NGO project

    ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News


    Almost 800,000 children have learned what to do in the event of an earthquake as part of an awareness project that aims to reach 1 million children and their families.
    2 Comments 2010-08-17

    [​IMG] TURKEY - NATIONAL

    Deadly 1999 earthquake to be remembered in Turkey's northwest

    ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News


    The at least 17,000 people who died 11 years ago in an earthquake in Kocaeli will be commemorated there at 3:02 a.m., the exact hour of the Aug. 17, 1999, quake.
    2 Comments 2010-08-16

    [​IMG] TURKEY - NATIONAL

    New construction after quake in Turkey on shaky ground

    ISTANBUL – Daily news with wires


    Many buildings in Turkey risk being destroyed in an earthquake because the law passed after the 1999 quake covers only 19 provinces.
    Comment 2010-02-22

    TURKEY - NATIONAL

    Bureaucrat leaves quake house after protests

    ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News


    One bureaucrat living in houses that were built for quake survivors in Kocaeli, left the house on Saturday, after the protests from 1999 Marmara quake survivors.
    Comment 2009-08-23

    CULTURE - MOVIES

    Notes of beauty from teardrops of fear

    Vercihan Ziflioğlu


    Fisun Ardıç, 19, reflected the effects the Marmara earthquake had on her through her work 'Deprem Oratoryosu' (The Earthquake Oratorio).
    Comment 2009-08-21

    [​IMG] TURKEY - NATIONAL

    'Bosphorus bridges were at risk of collapsing'

    GÖKSEL BOZKURT
    HDN Parliament Bureau - ANKARA


    The two Bosphorus bridges faced the risk of collapse in the event of an earthquake, a fact that was kept secret from the public, a former minister has disclosed.
    Comment 2009-08-18

    [​IMG] TURKEY - NATIONAL

    Aftershocks haunt 1999 quake survivors

    ŞAFAK TİMUR
    KOCAELİ - Hürriyet Daily News


    Many of the victims of the 1999 Marmara earthquake in the province of Kocaeli to the east of Istanbul struggle against the state, which they say seeks to force them from their homes.
    Comment 2009-08-16


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    TURKEY - NATIONAL

    Military muscle proposed for disaster relief in Turkey

    İPEK EMEKSİZ
    ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News


    A Marmara earthquake could be overcome with minimal damage if authorities divide Istanbul into manageable sections and make use of the military’s power, says an engineer.
    Comment 2010-08-17

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    TURKEY - NATIONAL

    11 years after Marmara earthquake, is Istanbul any better prepared?

    ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News


    Despite a costly effort to ready the city for a major earthquake, Istanbul is scarcely better prepared for a devastating tremor than it was when the Marmara earthquake hit 11 years ago.
    5 Comments 2010-08-16

    [​IMG] TURKEY - NATIONAL

    Expert warns of earthquake risk in Turkey's Marmara region

    ÖNAY YILMAZ
    ISTANBUL - Milliyet


    The Northern Anatolia fault line under the Marmara Sea is likely to cause a major earthquake that could do severe damage to Istanbul, a geology expert has said.
    2 Comments 2010-08-16

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    TURKEY - NATIONAL

    Gas leakage under Marmara Sea a sign of quake, says experts

    ISTANBUL - Daily News with wires


    Recent research on fault lines under the Marmara Sea reveals that gas and liquid emitted from them could help experts anticipate when an earthquake is coming.
    1 Comment 2009-12-16

    [​IMG] TURKEY - NATIONAL

    Disasters' long-lasting psychological effects

    ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News


    Psychiatric problems suffered in the aftermath of the major earthquakes that hit Turkey in 1999 are extremely widespread and can last for years.
    Comment 2009-08-21

    [​IMG] TURKEY - NATIONAL

    A helping hand that reached under the rubble

    Vercihan Ziflioğlu


    The founder of an organization that saved hundreds of people after the 1999 earthquake says the necessary precautions are still not being taken.
    Comment 2009-08-19

    [​IMG] TURKEY - NATIONAL

    Prepare for quake aftermath, experts say

    ŞAFAK TİMUR
    ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News


    Turkey is a country of earthquakes, say two leading academics who study closely what many people fear from afar, and preparation for the aftermath is the best defense.
    Comment 2009-08-17

    TURKEY - NATIONAL

    Marmara earthquake marks its 10th anniversary

    ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News


    An extensive series on the 1999 Marmara earthquake will provide information for Hürriyet Daily News & Economic Review readers on what has happened since Aug. 17.

    Source: Marmara earthquake News

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