Turkish cities could become ‘graveyards’ with building amnesty, engineers say

A general view shows the area of Karakoy in Istanbul, Turkey, February 26, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A Turkish government amnesty on unregistered construction work is endangering lives, engineers and architects warned after an illegally extended residential building collapsed in Istanbul and killed 21 people. Three floors of the eight-story building had been built illegally, but owners of the property were able to register it under the amnesty that […]

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