Turkey is partly located in Europe and partly in Asia. Turkey is composed of a variety of landscapes, partly due to tectonic movements, which also result in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions (Encyclopædia Britannica). The two main disaster types with the highest occurrence are flooding, with 22 occurrences (34% of disasters recorded) and earthquake, with 21 occurrences (33%). Even if the number of occurrences between floods and earthquakes are almost the same, the last one is much deadlier, with 950 fatalities (68% of fatalities recorded) between 2000 and 2018, compared to 246 fatalities (18%) resulting from floods. The deadliest disaster event between 2000 and 2018 was the October 2011 earthquake that killed 604 people in Van, Bitlis and Hakkari provinces. Earthquake is also the disaster type affecting the most people in Turkey with 655 358 affected people (79% of people affected) over the period 2000-2018. The disaster event that affected the most people was the May 2003 earthquake, namely 290 520.