Turkish Minister: No damage to the dams of the earthquake areas

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The Turkish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Wahid Kreishji, announced on Sunday that the dams in the earthquake areas in the south of the country were not damaged.

Kreishji held a press conference in the state of Adana (south) after inspecting water facilities in the state to see the safety of the dam infrastructure in the region.

The minister said that the areas affected by the earthquake include 110 dams and 30 lakes, adding, “There is nothing that threatens the safety of dams in our facilities.”

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He stressed that the specialists in the Government Water Affairs Department inspect the safety of the dams daily.​​​​​​

On Monday, a 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit southern Turkey and northern Syria, followed by another hours later with a magnitude of 7.6 and hundreds of violent aftershocks, which left huge losses of lives and property in both countries.