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Lawyers demand recusal in controversial mine plan case in Turkey’s north

Lawyers demand recusal in controversial mine plan case in Turkey’s north

The party plaintiff lawyers in the case of a controversial mine construction in the Black Sea province of Artvin demanded recusal and abandoned the hearing room on Sept. 19 amid intense security precautions

Comment(s)9/19/2016

Fires did not damage much, Antalya fire under control: Minister

Fires did not damage much, Antalya fire under control: Minister

Not too much of the forest cover in the southern province of Antalya has been burnt in comparison to last year following a massive wildfire, Turkish Forestry and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroğlu has said

Comment(s)6/27/2016

Greenpeace campaigns for solar panels on Turkish roofs

Greenpeace campaigns for solar panels on Turkish roofs

Greenpeace Turkey’s Sail to the Sun Campaign, which aims to promote the use of solar energy in Turkey, kicks off in Bodrum before heading to Seferihisar, İzmir and Istanbul

Comment(s)9/10/2016

Turkish authorities evacuate holiday resorts as forest fire spreads in Antalya

Turkish authorities evacuate holiday resorts as forest fire spreads in Antalya

Scores of people are being evacuated from two neighborhoods in Turkey’s popular Mediterranean destination of Antalya, as a massive forest fire has spread from Adrasan towards the little-known getaway of Olimpos, which is admired by alternative holiday seekers

Comment(s)6/26/2016

Seyfe Bird Paradise dries up

Seyfe Bird Paradise dries up

Kırşehir’s bird paradise at Seyfe Lake has completely dried up over the summer, as officials are called to take urgent measures

Comment(s)9/3/2016

Four-millennium-old yew in Turkey's north set for protection

Four-millennium-old yew in Turkey's north set for protection

The oldest known tree in Anatolia, a yew tree in a remote part of Zonguldak that dates back to the Bronze Age, will be declared a natural movement and opened to visitors

Comment(s)6/24/2016

Forests in Turkey’s Gallipoli catch fire

Forests in Turkey’s Gallipoli catch fire

A forest fire erupted on July 8 on Turkey’s Gallipoli peninsula in the western province of Çanakkale, where an important battle was won by Ottoman forces during World War I against Allied fleets attempting to break through the Dardanelles

Comment(s)7/8/2016

Green area in Istanbul zoned for construction amid objections

Green area in Istanbul zoned for construction amid objections

The Istanbul municipal council has approved a controversial decision to open a 30,000-square-meter green area by the sea in the city’s Büyükçekmece district to construction

Comment(s)6/20/2016

Ministry approves hotel construction near over-polluted Istanbul creek

Ministry approves hotel construction near over-polluted Istanbul creek

Turkey’s Environment and Urban Planning Ministry has permitted the construction of a 12-story hotel near Kurbağalıdere Creek, a central stream located in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district which frequently makes headlines for its excessive pollution

Comment(s)6/29/2016

Court receives expert report on Cerattepe mine plan

Court receives expert report on Cerattepe mine plan

A local court seeing the prosecution in a controversial mine case in northern Turkey has received an expert’s report

Comment(s)6/8/2016

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