CHP Edirne Deputy Assoc. Dr. Okan Gaytancıoğlu asked the Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer about the earthquake risk status of schools in Edirne. Stating that we had to remember the earthquake reality in a very painful way, Assoc. Dr. Gaytancıoğlu stated that although many legal regulations were made after the 1999 earthquake, it is the right of the citizens to know what kind of measures have been taken in the past 23 years.
CHP Edirne Deputy Assoc. Dr. Okan Gaytancıoğlu said, “We all have the right to know whether our children, whom we entrusted to the state, are in safe schools. We also know that no new schools were built in Edirne because of the earthquake risk. There is a shortage of schools in many settlements. We openly ask for our children. What did you do against the earthquake risk in 23 years? What is the situation of schools, destroyed teacher’s house, hostels and dormitories? We are asking them,” he said.
QUESTIONS FROM GAYTANCIOĞLU TO MINISTER OZER
Assoc. Dr. Gaytancıoğlu asked the following questions in the motion submitted by the Presidency of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey for the reply of Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer:
1.) How many schools, dormitories, lodgings and hostels are there in Edirne and its districts affiliated to the Ministry of National Education?
2.) How many of these were made before 2000?
3.) How many earthquake risk analyzes have been made and how many have been found to be risky?
4.) How many of the risky ones were demolished and how many were rebuilt?
5.) Is there a school where education is still continuing although it is considered risky? If so, how many? Which schools are these?
6.) How many schools are considered risky but are planned to be strengthened without being demolished?
7.) How many dormitories, lodgings and hostels continue to be used despite being found to be risky?
8.) When does your Ministry plan to make all schools, dormitories, lodgings and hostels in Edirne earthquake resistant?