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Book Review: Doğan Gürer and Mikdat Kadıoğlu, Olağandışı Durumlarda Yaşamı Sürdürme [Surviving in Unusual Circumstances] in Turkish. Istanbul: AFAD, 2011.

Murat Kuş

Journal Title:NETSOL: New Trends in Social and Liberal Sciences

Since the deadly earthquakes of 1999 in densely populated areas in Western Turkey and within the vicinity of the Istanbul metropolitan area, Turkey has taken several steps to first save and then aid the people in need in times of crisis. The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (Afet ve Acil Durum Yönetimi Başkanlığı) or AFAD its Turkish acronym was founded in 2009 to coordinate humanitarian aid in times of crisis and to prepare and educate public in order to reduce casualties when a disaster hits.