Turkey issues 113 building arrest orders following the earthquake

According to Turkish authorities, 113 arrest warrants have been issued in relation to the building of the structures that were destroyed by the earthquake on Monday.

There have already been at least 12 people detained by Turkish police, including construction workers.

Rescue operations have been hampered in some areas due to protests in southern Turkey.

More than 28,000 individuals have now been officially declared dead in Turkey and Syria.

More arrests are anticipated, but many will interpret the move as an effort to shift responsibility for the catastrophe in general.

Buildings that were designed to resist earthquakes have collapsed.
Since many new buildings in Turkey are unsafe because of widespread corruption and government practices, experts have been warning about this for years.

These regulations permitted “amnesties” for contractors who made mistakes.

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