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Istanbul municipality shares images of ‘ecological’ footbridge in Gezi Park

Istanbul municipality shares images of ‘ecological’ footbridge in Gezi Park

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.

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Key Istanbul water source at risk from illegal dumping

Key Istanbul water source at risk from illegal dumping

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.

Comment(s)3/22/2017

Turkey’s top court rules that ‘rushed expropriation’ is a violation of rights

Turkey’s top court rules that ‘rushed expropriation’ is a violation of rights

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.

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Report warns of air pollution for Antalya

Report warns of air pollution for Antalya

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.

Comment(s)3/12/2017

Turkey tests first amphibious tank landing ship

Turkey tests first amphibious tank landing ship

Turkey’s first amphibious tank landing ship has passed its trials, according to a defense industry official

Comment(s)4/16/2017

Removal of Ankara building bearing tons of asbestos begins under strict measures

Removal of Ankara building bearing tons of asbestos begins under strict measures

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

Comment(s)2/28/2017

Few cities in Turkey ‘breathable,’ research says

Few cities in Turkey ‘breathable,’ research says

Just two provinces and two districts in Turkey possess breathable air, according to recent research carried out by the Turkish Thoracic Society.

Comment(s)4/12/2017

Istanbul municipality to build school, culture center on coast of Golden Horn

Istanbul municipality to build school, culture center on coast of Golden Horn

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

Comment(s)2/24/2017

Ministry to build recreational facilities in protected forest area in Istanbul

Ministry to build recreational facilities in protected forest area in Istanbul

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

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Istanbul Municipality approves change on zoning plan in historical peninsula despite objections

Istanbul Municipality approves change on zoning plan in historical peninsula despite objections

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.

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