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In Turkey, questions about country's preparedness after massive earthquake

Only 0.5% of spending from the central government budget last year went to programs related to urban improvements and disaster management in quake-prone Turkey.
Collapsed buildings are seen in Hatay, following the two earthquakes that hit on Monday, Turkey, Feb. 7, 2023.
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The colossal devastation caused by two powerful earthquakes in southern Turkey has rekindled soul-searching and criticism on how prepared the country is for big temblors, even though 70% of its territory is at risk, crisscrossed by fault lines. 

The quakes, which struck with magnitudes of 7.8 and 7.5 nine hours apart on Monday and were followed by numerous aftershocks, affected 13.5 million people in 10 provinces, claiming more than 3,500 lives and destroying 5,600 buildings, according to official figures as of Tuesday afternoon. 

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