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.
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
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.
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.
from NYT > Turkey by By SUSANNE G&UUML; 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.
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.
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.