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Turkish authorities have arrested various Turkish contractors and detained many after allegedly being linked to quake constructions in Turkey over the weekend and Monday, after two main earthquakes struck Turkey on February 6.

Throughout his go to to Diyarbakir on Monday, Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag stated in a presser that in “all earthquake-affected locations, the general public prosecutor’s workplace launched judicial investigation. By way of legislation, all proof is evaluated and we’re figuring out the names of the folks accountable for these buildings.”

Bozdag identified that “a few of the buildings are 30 years previous, some are older, some are 20, and a few have been constructed within the close to future, so our municipalities have this info,” and added that “audits are topic to the analysis of this info, and our public prosecutors perform investigations to find out who’s concerned in these constructions.”

Bozdag additionally talked about that in Diyarbakir alone, “the judicial course of in opposition to 32 folks has been began.” 

In response to Turkey’s state information company Anadolu, Malatya prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 31 folks on Monday over collapsed buildings within the metropolis.

Anadolu additionally reported final Saturday that Adana Chief Public Prosecutor’s Workplace launched an investigation into the destroyed buildings, and on account of that, 31 folks have been arrested on Monday. 

Extra on contractor arrests: Nazmi Tosun, the development supervisor and technical consultant of Emre Condo, which was destroyed in Gaziantep province, was arrested in Istanbul on early Monday, Anadolu reported, citing the safety forces. 

One other contractor was Mustafa Uncuoglu who was arrested in Istanbul on Saturday. Uncuoglu was the contractor for the Bahar house in Gaziantep province. No less than 9 folks died who used to dwell in Bahar house, Anadolu reported.  

The Istanbul police pressure additionally arrested one other contractor, Mehmet Ertan Akay, the contractor of a big residential constructing within the hard-hit Hatay province after his constructing collapsed throughout the quake in Gaziantep.

The Turkish safety forces arrested Mehmet Yasar Coskun on Saturday at Istanbul Airport on his solution to Montenegro whereas making an attempt to go away Turkey. Coskun was the contractor of a big residential constructing in Hatay province. He claimed that he didn’t know why his constructing collapsed and that his flight to Montenegro had nothing to do together with his collapsed constructing, Anadolu reported. 

The Turkish Police additionally arrested Hasan Alpargun within the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus after some buildings made by his development firm collapsed within the southern Adana province over the weekend, Anadolu reported, citing the safety forces. 

Yavuz Karakus, the contractor of many destroyed buildings in Adıyaman, and his spouse Sevilay Karakuş have been taken into custody at Istanbul airport on Sunday, in accordance to Anadolu. The Karakus couple have been the contractors of many buildings destroyed in Adıyaman. They have been later detained in Istanbul. Anadolu reported that that they had $16,000 and an extra 20,000 Turkish liras ($1,061,30) with them in Istanbul airport.

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