Disaster management in Turkey: a spatial approach

  • Adem Ocal Independent Researcher, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords: spatial approach, disaster, disaster management, earthquake, Turkey

Abstract

Disasters cause losses on people and residential areas, cause interruption of normal life and decision-making mechanism, collapse communication and communication even for a short time, and damage infrastructure and superstructure investments. In the traditional disaster management design, the regulations created by the legislation and rules issued are directed to each unit in the country at the same time. Administrative authorities must coordinate the emergency recovery process as a requirement of these protocols. In modern disaster management approaches, disasters are associated with spatially; the distribution, severity, type, and population affected by disasters are all considered. Starting with the spatial distribution of such disasters in Turkey, disaster management can be structured from space to center. The Turkish disaster management mechanism has issued recommendations as a consequence of this study.

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Published
2021-06-30
How to Cite
Ocal, A. (2021). Disaster management in Turkey: a spatial approach. International Journal of Disaster Risk Management, 3(1), 15-22. https://doi.org/10.18485/ijdrm.2021.3.1.2