Effects of the 1999 earthquake on the completely blind living in and outside Marmara, Turkey


Duyan V., Karatas K.

INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK, vol.48, no.5, pp.609-620, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0020872805055325
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK
  • Page Numbers: pp.609-620

Abstract

In August 1999 an earthquake with continuing aftershocks occurred in Turkey, causing massive physical destruction, loss of life, and social and psychological disturbances. Turkey is situated on one of the active earthquake zones; bearing the most risk, both of loss of life and of damage (Duyan, 2000). In the last century, Turkey experienced more than 100 quakes and suffered their effects.