The parliamentary report prepared on the devastating Feb. 6 earthquakes has revealed that the country "was not ready for a big tremor," urging the authorities to enact a roof law on disasters.
"Disasters experienced in the past have shown that our country was not ready for disaster and was also inadequate in the intervention and recovery stages," the parliamentary report stated.
Heavy rainfalls have caused disruption of traffic and disasters
The second month of 2020 saw numerous environmental disasters that impaired climate change and vice versa, including Storm Ciara across Europe, swarms of locusts in East Africa, deadly avalanches in Turkey, and a volcanic eruption in Japan.
Here is a look at the global environmental disasters during the previous month.
Scientists have raised objections to a new earthquake hazard map updated by the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD) over concerns that the map did not revise risk areas accurately.
The economic cost of climate-related disasters hit $2.25 trillion over the last two decades, an increase of more than 150 percent compared to the previous 20 years, the UN said Wednesday, reports AFP.
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) noted that "climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events" such as floods and storms.