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545 historical buildings in Istanbul made earthquake resistant

A total of 545 historical buildings in Istanbul, Türkiye have been restored to resist earthquakes following the 1999 Izmit earthquake.

The General Directorate of Foundations affiliated with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism completed the restoration of 300 historical buildings and the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality restored 245.

Nearly 1.3 billion Turkish liras ($67 million) has been spent on restoration and reinforcement.

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