Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


What makes these parts of Turkey and Syria among the worst places in the world for an earthquake to happen

This area is the most dangerous for earthquakes to occur.

The region is bounded by geopolitical fault lines, as well as geological.

Politics can hinder efforts to provide desperately needed assistance to those in need. The aid effort may be hampered by the bitter legacy of civil wars, sectarian strife, and ethnic tension.

Residents trapped by earthquake and freezing are unable to reach them.


We have seen a lot of horror pictures from Turkey that were destroyed by the earthquake. But it is north-west Syria, where the greatest challenge lies.

Rebel groups were beaten in Idlib as the Syrian civil War turned against them.

Even in the best times, the Assad regime has restricted aid to Idlib’s large refugee camps from the south, its forces stealing supplies, and cutting them off capriciously.

Only one crossing point is visible from the north, which was badly damaged by the earthquake.

Image by Supplies and equipment for victims of the earthquake that struck Turkey are being loaded onto a transport plane at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

In southern Turkey, there are millions of Syrian refugees living in camps around Gaziantep. This is the epicenter of the earthquake.

Although there has been a lot of destruction and loss of lives, it is possible for tensions to flare up if refugees are treated more favorably than their hosts.

There are also ethnic tensions in Turkey. There is a large Kurdish population in the region.

Continue reading:

Three British nationals are missing, confirms the foreign secretary

What is an Aftershock? And why are mass landslides possible now?

The Kurds have been disproportionately affected by poor, badly built housing in previous earthquakes and blamed corruption and the Turkish government for this.

This has fueled rioting and friction with authorities.

Like others in the past this earthquake could exacerbate friction above ground. This will not help in efforts to provide aid and relief for those who are in dire need.


Latest Tweets


You May Also Like


The controversial Russian businessman Viktor Baturin, well-known for his years-long counterstanding with his wealthy sister Elena, widow of Moscow ex-mayor Yuri Luzhkov, is likely...

United Kingdom

Film director Ridley Scott has recalled the death of actor Oliver Reed while making the Oscar winning blockbuster Gladiator. Scott said hard-drinking Reed “just...

United Kingdom

The Watneys Party Seven is making a comeback. The ubiquitous 70s beer was a bland fizzing bitter ridiculed by many. The drink’s insipidness helped...

European Union

On April 9, 2022 Dimash Qudaibergen’s first solo concert in Germany took place in Düsseldorf. The colossal energy and the atmosphere of unity did...