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August 23, 1999 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was moving day for Mahide Baksi, and the 41-year-old homemaker was a bundle of nervous energy, lining up bulging plastic bags, boxes and her caged blue parakeet. Finally, she could look forward to a home of her own--a white tent in a giant camp springing up at the edge of this earthquake-devastated city. "I'm so happy," she said Sunday, grabbing a pair of her daughter's shoes wrapped in newspaper. "We'll have a house--sort of."
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September 4, 1999 | From Associated Press
A leftist newspaper urged a rent freeze in quake-stricken areas Friday as survivors in western Turkey's quake zone rushed to find apartments in buildings left standing. Rents have doubled in many apartment blocks and houses that withstood the Aug. 17 earthquake because of their better construction. Costs for moving trucks have also skyrocketed. The increases have taken prices of available housing well beyond the means of Turkey's working class, who at minimum wage make just $170 a month.
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September 4, 1999 | From Associated Press
A leftist newspaper urged a rent freeze in quake-stricken areas Friday as survivors in western Turkey's quake zone rushed to find apartments in buildings left standing. Rents have doubled in many apartment blocks and houses that withstood the Aug. 17 earthquake because of their better construction. Costs for moving trucks have also skyrocketed. The increases have taken prices of available housing well beyond the means of Turkey's working class, who at minimum wage make just $170 a month.
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August 23, 1999 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was moving day for Mahide Baksi, and the 41-year-old homemaker was a bundle of nervous energy, lining up bulging plastic bags, boxes and her caged blue parakeet. Finally, she could look forward to a home of her own--a white tent in a giant camp springing up at the edge of this earthquake-devastated city. "I'm so happy," she said Sunday, grabbing a pair of her daughter's shoes wrapped in newspaper. "We'll have a house--sort of."
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