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The fear of a “Big One” has Turkey feeling unsafe following a catastrophic earthquake

The recent earthquake that struck Turkey has left many in the country feeling fearful and uncertain about the future. The magnitude 6.8 quake, which struck the Aegean Sea on Friday, caused widespread damage and killed at least 41 people. In addition to the loss of life, the quake also caused hundreds of buildings to collapse and left thousands of people homeless. As the fear of a larger earthquake, known as the “Big One”, has grown, many Turks are questioning the safety of their homes and the ability of the government to protect them in the event of a major disaster.

The government has responded to the quake by launching an investigation into the safety of buildings, as well as implementing seismic safety measures that include the strengthening of existing infrastructure and the construction of new, earthquake-resistant buildings. The government has also set up a hotline and website for people to report any damages caused by the earthquake and to receive help from the government.

The fear of the “Big One” has been a source of uneasiness for many in Turkey for years, with the country being located in a seismically active region. The recent earthquake has only heightened these fears, with many people feeling that their homes and lives are no longer safe. In response, many have taken to the streets to demand better safety measures and greater protection from the government.

Although the government is taking action to protect its citizens, the recent quake has shown that Turkey is still vulnerable to natural disasters. This has caused many to worry that they may not be able to protect themselves and their families in the event of a major earthquake. As the country faces an uncertain future, the fear of the “Big One” looms large in the minds of many Turks.