for the record, Turkey ranks 92nd of 187 countries 2011 International Human Development Index, 19th in Transparency International?s Bribe Payers Index…

HDR 2011

Human Development Report 2011

The 2011 Human Development Report argues that the urgent global challenges of sustainability and equity must be addressed together ? and identifies policies on the national and global level that could spur mutually reinforcing progress towards these interlinked goals. Read more


Turkey Up and Down in 2011 International Human Development Index

by Jenny White
The UNDP IHD report statistics are here, explanation here.
Human Development Index: Turkey is doing better. It ranks 92nd of 187 countries.

Turkey recives a bad mark on bribe paying

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Turkey has been given a bad grade on Transparency International?s Bribe Payers Index, ranking 19th along with India and Taiwan.

Sous les tentes, les femmes sinistrées d?Erçis rêvent de crèmes de beauté. (appel à l?Oréal ou à d?autres)

from YOL (routes de Turquie et d’ailleurs) by anne

Quand nous sommes passés dans ce village du district sinistré d’Erçis, des militaires turcs  étaient en train de distribuer des cartons de produits Danone. Il m’a semblé qu’il s’agissait de jus de fruits, mais c’était peut-être des produits laitiers.

Turkey Earthquake Results in Insult to Affected Kurds

from Yahoo news
A window for peace is often more of a slight crack, fleeting and ephemeral, here one minute, gone the next. If there was any solace following Sunday’s devastating 7.2 earthquake in Van, a desperately poor region in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast, it appeared ? for a moment ? to offer just that. The quake, in which more than 500 people have been confirmed dead and tens of thousands left

Séisme : Sur le chemin du retour de Van

by anne
Jeudi j’ai sauté dans un camion qui partait pour Van rempli de couvertures et autres fournitures destinées aux réfugiés de Van et surtout d’Ercis. Nous sommes sur le chemin du retour avec deux amis sauveteurs venus eux aussi de Diyarbakir.

Turkey ends search for quake survivors, toll nears 600

from Yahoo news
ERCIS, Turkey (Reuters) – The death toll from last week’s earthquake in southeast Turkey rose to 596 on Sunday, the day after authorities stopped searching for survivors and focused on helping thousands of homeless families in crisis.

Recipe for Disaster in Turkey’s Quake Zone

from NYT > Turkey by By SUSANNE GÜ STEN
Poverty, corruption and, analysts say, Turks’ inbred fatalism make for a startling and deadly lack of building standards in Anatolia, where 100,000 people have been killed by quakes over the past century.

Turkey should renew 8 million houses in 20 years

from Turkey Financial News by meb
The number of buildings needing to be renewed in Turkey over the next two decades is estimated to be 8 million, according to a chief construction sector representative.

Armenia: Earthquake in Turkey felt in Yerevan

from Global Voices Online by Onnik Krikorian

On Sunday 23, October, 2011, the earthquake that struck Van, a city in South Eastern Turkey, was felt in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, and other parts of the small South Caucasus country. No stranger to earthquakes having suffered its own tragedy in 1988, the tremor was larger than those that have been experienced since.

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