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Istanbul checks citywide buildings’ safety after deadly Turkish quakes

Türkiye’s largest city Istanbul has launched a program to provide rapid scans of buildings as many residents worry about the safety of their residences in the wake of recent devastating earthquakes that have killed over 44,000 people in the country.

As the country’s financial and cultural hub with over 16 million residents, Istanbul is located at the west end of the North Anatolian Fault Line, which has produced many major earthquakes throughout history.

The city government launched the scanning program in a bid to soothe the nerves of local residents, and find the best solution of the long-term issue.

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