In a village in one of the worst hit Turkish provinces of Kahramanmaraş, the District Governor, accompanied by soldiers, announced on Wednesday that earthquake relief operations would be carried under the Governorship and confiscated aid provided by the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party.
An unidentified group opened fire on aid trucks of an Alevi community in İstanbul, as the congregation prepared to deliver relief material to the earthquake victims in southeastern Turkey.
The UK’s Economist headlined the “deadly extent of construction scams” in Turkey, blaming governmental policy and mass corruption in the Turkish construction industry for the disastrous outcome of the 6 February earthquakes.
The suspect in the November 2022 Istanbul bombing, that killed six in a busy shopping street, has received multiple life sentences, while the prosecution ignored the bombers’ links to the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army.
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