STRASBOURG, 28.01.2000 - The COUNCIL
OF EUROPE Parliamentary Assembly today urged continued aid to rebuild earthquake
devastated regions in Turkey and Greece.
It was debating reports from the Economic
Affairs Committee (Economic consequences of the recent earthquakes in Turkey
and in Greece by Oya AKGÔNENC, Turkey, EDG and Elefterios VERIVAKIS, Greece,
SOC) and Social Affairs Committee (Social consequences of the recent
earthquakes in Turkey, Laszlo SURJAN, Hungary, EPP).
The earthquakes which struck Turkey on
17 August and 12 November 1999 left almost 18 000 people dead and 49 000