We have had a few tremors here in Mersin over the past days. To be completely honest with you I did not feel any of them when they struck despite being at the epicentre of the first quake in Mezitli on Saturday.
One of the many haber sites that subscribe to sent me their news roundup this morning with a few vaguely boring posts which I glanced over but then one post stood out with its heading “City Wiped Off The Map”.
Um excuse me?
It seems that they were not actually talking about Mersin today, they were talking about Mersin or more specifically Soli Pompeipolis which was flattened by earthquake in 527AD.
Soooo not the earthquake that happened on Saturday yeah?
The next post went on to discuss a proposed nuclear power plant and its obvious danger should there be a sizable earthquake. Now I don’t want to sound like a Negative Nancy but how sensible is it to build a nuclear power plant in a country that has earthquakes, real earthquakes not these little baby things that are currently niggling around. Did we not learn anything from Japan? Surely the all mighty dollar (or lira) is not more important that the environmental impact and potential danger to life?
Regardless this is definitely journalistic sensationalism at its very best. Jeeze you would think it was Fox News or perhaps a Murdoch newspaper the way they were acting!
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