|The Turkey Research Centre translated a
series of essays by Turkish schoolchildren about the August 17 1999 earthquake
that killed some 18,000 people in Yalova, Izmit, Golcuk and Adapazari areas
Since these essays were written, another earthquake
in the nearby area around Bolu and Duzce on November 12th has killed another
800 people and left thousands homeless, some for the second time.
The childrens' essays give an idea of the impact
of the disaster.
In response to many requests, we have now added
to this site photographs taken during visits to the earthquake area by
Turkey Research Centre volunteers.
We hope to add more childrens' pictures soon.
Site updated 10th May 2001