Turkey has moved quickly to hold architects and building contractors responsible for the destruction that occurred during last week’s earthquake, which has now claimed over 30,000 lives. At least 130 people have been arrested or warrants issued for their arrest in connection to the buildings.
The New York Post reports that in Turkey, earthquake codes were rarely enforced and some say that this helped turn the dangerous situation so deadly. At least three contractors were caught at the airport.
Turkey announced the Earthquake Crimes Investigation, a government bureau that will have its hands full trying to figure out how much of this tragedy can be blamed on human oversight.
Syria is also suffering terribly with death and devastation but no Western nation has lifted sanctions to help.