News in Review Catastrophe in Turkey: Building Faults

News in Review Catastrophe in Turkey: Building Faults

In the modern age, natural disasters are international as well as national affairs — far-reaching in their impact. In the case of the horrendous earthquake in Turkey—in a year of terrible earthquakes, especially a subsequent one in Taiwan — nations from the world community rushed to provide assistance once again. But it was not just human lives that this disaster took. Critics have said that the earthquake in Turkey was also a blow against the Turkish state. In their greatest hour of need, many Turks found the paternalistic government and state institutions on which they had always relied wanting, derelict in their duty, and incompetent. Even the Turkish army found itself in a defensive position when the people protested the slow response to the disaster. At a time when the Turkish government was attempting to push through reforms in order to qualify for much-needed loans from the International Monetary Fund, the earthquake and its political aftershocks were the last thing it needed. Focusing on Turkey in particular, this report show how natural disasters implicate other world nations.

  • 1999
  • 00:14:03
  • 13-14
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October 1999
Īzmit Earthquake, Turkey, 1999 [LCSH] Earthquakes -- Turkey [LCSH] Earthquake relief -- Turkey [LCSH] Buildings -- Earthquake effects -- Turkey [LCSH] Buildings -- Defects -- Turkey [LCSH] Social sciences [LCSH] World history [LCSH]
Knowlton Nash (Host), Don Murray (Journalist), Rex Murphy (Journalist)
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