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Binali Yılıdırm (L) said events like these should be expected. AA Photo

Binali Yılıdırm (L) said events like these should be expected. AA Photo

A deadly incident in which a street in Ankara collapsed last week due to unfinished metro work is to “be expected” and could have happened anywhere in the world, Turkish Transportation Minister Binali Yıldırım said today.
 
"Events like this are expected. We work underground. Electricity circuits, sewer lines, all kinds of networks are present. For that reason, though we take precautions, events like these should be expected," Yıldırım was quoted as saying by daily Hürriyet.
                            
“This happens around the world, too," Yıldırım said. "It would be wrong to pass judgments right now without conducting a proper investigation."

June/26/2012

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Anita Harris

6/27/2012 12:41:51 PM

Expected??? Just like when part of a bridge fell down a few months ago? People get killed. Is that expected when it comes to building something, anything, in this country? I am worried about all the nuclear plants you have decided on! Is it expected that something will happen there too? An accident that will affect the whole mediterrainian!

Murat

6/26/2012 3:49:10 PM

An irrational endemic use of rationalization exist in the fabric of government from the prime minister down. Whether it be the denial of civil liberies or blatant incompetence it becomes socially acceptable because it happens in other countries or other people do it so it makes it okay and mitigates resposibility.
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