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Turkey - Quake

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Turkey - Quake

Turkey - Quake

Turkey - Quake

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Linda speaks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden in Istanbul where Turkish officials today lowered — by five thousand — the confirmed death toll from last week's devastating earthquake. Turkey's Prime Minister blamed local officials, eager for aid, for exaggerating the toll. Turkey was ill prepared to deal with the disaster, and reconstruction will be a huge drain on the Turkish economy, taking away resources from plans for development in the impoverished Kurdish region.

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