Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated that the Turkish government intends to hand over 319,000 homes to those affected by the February 6 earthquake within one year, stressing that his government will not abandon any of the citizens whose homes were destroyed or damaged.
The Turkish president’s statement came during a speech he delivered today, Monday, on the occasion of laying the foundation stone for a housing project dedicated to earthquake-affected people in Adi Yaman, southern Turkey, according to TRT Arabic.
added: "Since the first days of the earthquakes, we have been providing support and various financial payments to the affected families.. We have provided 10,000 pounds to each family affected by the earthquakes, and we have also provided 100,000 pounds to everyone who has lost a relative to cover their urgent needs, in addition to subsidizing rent.".
He continued: "We will not abandon any of our citizens whose homes were destroyed or damaged, and we will provide them with homes in which they are safe and secure.".
Erdogan also stressed that no country in the world can build homes as quickly as Turkey intends to complete them, indicating that his government is working "diligently to meet the urgent needs of earthquake victims"He described it, adding: "We will provide a new shelter for every citizen affected by the disaster".
The President noted that the number of buildings for which the foundation stone has been laid so far exceeds 56,000, in addition to 23,000 rural homes.
On February 6, a 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit southern Turkey and northern Syria, followed by another with a magnitude of 7.6, followed by thousands of violent aftershocks.
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