“Erdogan Policy Puts Lives at Risk: Turkish Building Collapse Claims Fatalities Due to Skirted Codes”

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – A fatal building collapse in Istanbul has raised questions about the policies of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The eight-story building collapsed on Friday, killing 17 people and injuring dozens more. It was later revealed that the building had skirted building codes thanks to a policy implemented by Erdogan’s government.

The policy, which was designed to boost construction and stimulate the economy, allowed buildings to be constructed without obtaining proper permits or undergoing proper inspections.

As a result, many buildings in Turkey have been constructed haphazardly and without adequate safety measures. Experts warn that this could lead to more collapses in the future if the policy is not re-evaluated.

Residents of the building that collapsed had reported cracks in the walls and other structural issues, but these concerns were ignored by the owners and the authorities.

The tragedy has sparked outrage among Turkey’s opposition parties, who have criticized Erdogan for prioritizing economic growth over public safety. The president has yet to comment on the matter.

The incident also raises questions about the government’s ability to enforce building codes and protect citizens. In the aftermath of the collapse, Turkish officials have pledged to review the country’s building regulations and take steps to prevent similar disasters from occurring in the future.