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Turkish high court rejects cancelation of copper mine in Black Sea’s Cerattepe

Turkish high court rejects cancelation of copper mine in Black Sea’s Cerattepe

Turkey’s Council of State has approved a local court decision on a major copper mine in the Black Sea province of Artvin, a project that has triggered strong reactions and protests by locals and environmentalists.

Comment(s)7/6/2017

Natural assets of Turkey's Saros Gulf face destruction

Natural assets of Turkey's Saros Gulf face destruction

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.

Comment(s)5/24/2017

All 147 forest fires over past three days now under control: Minister

All 147 forest fires over past three days now under control: Minister

A total of 147 forest fires, which erupted across Turkey in the last three days and destroyed 673 hectares of land, have been brought under control

Comment(s)7/4/2017

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.

Comment(s)5/17/2017

New trees planted in Istanbul’s Taksim Square as part of landscape project

New trees planted in Istanbul’s Taksim Square as part of landscape project

A total of 20 new trees were planted in Istanbul’s symbolic Taksim Square by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality late on June 1, Doğan News Agency has reported.

Comment(s)6/2/2017

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.

Comment(s)5/7/2017

Low water level in Turkish dams triggers concern

Low water level in Turkish dams triggers concern

The total amount of water collected in major Turkish dams decreased by 30 percent in the first five months of 2017 compared to the same period of last year, raising the prospect of increased electricity prices in the future, daily Habertürk reported May 31.

Comment(s)5/31/2017

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

Trees to be planted in Istanbul’s Taksim Square after constructions finish: District mayor

Trees to be planted in Istanbul’s Taksim Square after constructions finish: District mayor

Trees will be planted in Istanbul’s symbolic Taksim Square after ongoing construction works, Beyoğlu district mayor Ahmet Misbah Demircan said

Comment(s)5/29/2017

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

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