Published: 2023-03-11 19:51
Last Updated: 2023-03-28 17:57
Turkish police have rounded up 269 suspects as part of a growing investigation into contractors who put up gleaming towers in one of the world's most active earthquake zones.
Ahmet Kandemir and the other lawyers have volunteered to deliver justice for families who had thought they were moving into houses able to withstand a big quake.
"We are checking the construction material and the thickness of the steel," Kandemir told AFP.
"We take down the street number, record if there were any dead or wounded inside, the damage status, and send all data to the bar association," he said.
"We check the debris before it's lifted, so that the evidence does not disappear," fellow lawyer Firatcan Kaliz said.
The 7.8-magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks killed more than 46,000 people in Turkey and nearly 6,000 in neighboring Syria last month.