I get quite annoyed by the complacency and indifference shown by this and previous governments of this country, in doing something to prevent the devastation and loss of life from earthquakes. Oh they talk about it...a lot...but very little action is taken.
Turkey has earthquakes every day...minor ones that are not even noticed of course...but people are always worried about the next big one. I've blogged about it before here.
This morning I read this article in Todays Zaman where the Mayor of Istanbul is talking about improvements that need to be made to buildings in the city. They've had 11 years to take action since the big earthquake that saw the loss of 18,000 lives. But just by reading this article, it's clear to see that no-one is really taking any responsibility.