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Waste scandal hits Turkish town of Dilovası

Waste scandal hits Turkish town of Dilovası

During investigations conducted by the Dilovası Municipality Environment Protection and Control Team in Kocaeli province in the Marmara region, 1,000 tons of industrial purification sludge probably carrying poisonous elements were found dumped into a vacant field between Tavşancıl and Çerkeşli villages.

Comment(s)2/1/2011

Karkamış city cleared of mines

Karkamış city cleared of mines

The ancient city of Karkamış, which lies within the borders of Gaziantep, has been cleared of land mines and now awaits a five-year process of excavations to become an archaeology park. The work will be carried out by Turks and Italians

Comment(s)10/31/2011

White material to be searched by officials

White material to be searched by officials

The origins of a sticky white substance spread over a wide area including the tops of trees, plants and cars in the Dilovası district of Kocaeli province will be investigated by the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK).

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67 world heritage sites threatened, including one in Turkey

67 world heritage sites threatened, including one in Turkey

The World Monuments Fund has identified 67 sites in need of preservation. The sites and monuments are found in 41 countries from Peru to Vietnam and England to China. There is one place in Turkey included on the list: the Haydarpaşa Railway Station in Istanbul, the major intercity railway station

Comment(s)10/31/2011

Medical Association vindicates academic

Medical Association vindicates academic

The actions of a professor who publicly shared his findings about dangerous levels of carcinogenic substances in the environment due to pollution in Kocaeli were ethically sound, the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) has concluded.

Comment(s)11/20/2011

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