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The natural assets of the Saros Gulf, in the Keşan district of the northwestern province of Edirne, face destruction due to the opening of stone and limestone quarries, Doğan News Agency reported May 23.
The Istanbul Municipality on May 17 shared images of a footbridge connecting the Gezi Park in Taksim and the Democracy Park in Maçka, which is planned to be completed by the end of June.
One of Istanbul’s most critical sources of water is threatened by illegal dumping that officials have had difficulty in preventing, according to municipal police and witnesses.
The Constitutional Court has ruled that a “rushed expropriation” decision, made despite the Council of State’s decision for a stay of execution, for the Pembelik Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant on the Perisuyu River in the eastern province of Elazığ, is a violation of property rights.
A report from the city council of the southern province of Antalya on air quality has revealed that air pollution in the city exceeds both national and the European Union limit values.
Turkey’s first amphibious tank landing ship has passed its trials, according to a defense industry official
The Ankara Municipality has taken wide measures against potential diffusion of asbestos to the air as part of the dismantling work for a decades-old factory in central Ankara, which is certified of bearing 350 tons of the carcinogenic material inside its building
Just two provinces and two districts in Turkey possess breathable air, according to recent research carried out by the Turkish Thoracic Society.
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has prepared a new construction project on the coastline of Istanbul’s Golden Horn that will transform a 9,000 square-meter area with remnants of Ottoman-era armory depots into an education facility and a culture center, amid concerns that the area is at risk of flooding
Aydos Forest in Istanbul’s Sultanbeyli district will be turned into a “picnic area” with the construction of restaurants, convenience stores, cafes, dressing rooms, toilets, walking areas and a parking lot, according to the Environment and Urban Planning Ministry
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) has approved a change in its zoning plan for the city’s historical peninsula, despite objection from its local urban planning office, which claimed the new regulation would lead to “irreversible” outcomes.