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The 100% Ecological Markets in Şişli and Kartal will be home to the Ecologic Book Days event on June 2 and 3.

The 100% Ecological Markets in Şişli and Kartal will be home to the Ecologic Book Days event on June 2 and 3.

Ecology Book Days will take place on June 2 and 3 at “100% Ecological Markets” in Istanbul’s Şişli and Kartal neighborhoods.

The Buğday Association for Supporting Ecological Living and Yeni İnsan Publishing House, which aims to raise awareness on ecological issues, are organizing the event, which will be between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on June 2 in Şişli and June 3 in Kartal. The goal is to educate and publicize information about ecology and ecological life habits. As part of the event, publishing houses that publish on ecological issues will display their books and writers will meet their readers.

Buğday Association 100% Ecological Market Coordinator Batur Şehirlioğlu said the association had opened Turkey’s first 100% Ecological Market six years ago. “We have been working since then to make these ecological markets a place where ecological life habits are popularized and people join in workshops and discussions. This year the markets will be home to the first Ecology Book Days and we hope that we will be able to continue this tradition in subsequent years.”

Yeni İnsan Publishing House Editor in Chief Aytaç Tolga Timue said the current century would be remembered as the century of fights against ecological problems. Turkey should progress on the issue as there are innumerable publications on ecology in the world, “this is why such events are very important,” he said.

May/30/2012

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