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Hydro plant company in Black Sea threatens to seek millions in damages from villagers

Hydro plant company in Black Sea threatens to seek millions in damages from villagers

A company building a hydroelectric power plant (HES) in Zonguldak has threatened local villagers who launched legal action to halt the construction works with seeking millions of Turkish Lira-worth of damages

Comment(s) 9/29/2014

Locals march to protest constructions on Istanbul coastal area

Locals march to protest constructions on Istanbul coastal area

A large group marched on Sept. 20 to protest constructions in Istanbul’s Ataköy neighborhood, which are ongoing despite a court ruling

Comment(s) 9/21/2014

Turkey 'prepared' to play role in fighting global warming: Erdoğan

Turkey 'prepared' to play role in fighting global warming: Erdoğan

Inaction will be more costly than a quick and timely approach to reverse the effects of climate change, Turkish President Erdoğan says, vowing to take action

Comment(s) 9/24/2014

Villagers declare war against ‘smart’ bears, ask for increased hunting quota

Villagers declare war against ‘smart’ bears, ask for increased hunting quota

Villagers in the pristine valleys of the northeastern province of Artvin have declared war against wild bears in the area, blaming their intelligence for the damage inflicted on their farms

Comment(s) 9/19/2014

People rally to save Lake Burdur from drought ahead of ‘water fast’

People rally to save Lake Burdur from drought ahead of ‘water fast’

Support is pouring in to save Lake Burdur from disappearing ahead of a weekend gathering that will include events to draw attention to the environmental problems of the area over the week-end

Comment(s) 9/23/2014

Greenpeace activists call for halt to coal plant frenzy in mythical Kaz Mountains

Greenpeace activists call for halt to coal plant frenzy in mythical Kaz Mountains

Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior ship anchored off Çanakkale’s shores in its 11th day touring Turkey’s coastline

Comment(s) 9/18/2014

Eastern Turkish bird sanctuary threatened due to drought

Eastern Turkish bird sanctuary threatened due to drought

The bird sanctuary of Kuyucuk in Kars is facing a severe drought that is threatening the ecosystem of the wetland area, which is one of the most important stops for migratory birds across the country

Comment(s) 9/23/2014

Ten new companies acquire licenses to produce salt in ailing Lake Tuz

Ten new companies acquire licenses to produce salt in ailing Lake Tuz

Ten new companies have received licenses to produce salt at Lake Tuz, a move that may further threaten the delicate lake that is already endangered due to the mass exploitation of its resources

Comment(s) 9/12/2014

Soma locals on duty against cutting olive groves

Soma locals on duty against cutting olive groves

Villagers in the Aegean district of Soma are keeping guard at their olive groves following a code that has opened such fields to the construction of power plants

Comment(s) 9/22/2014

Istanbul’s third airport threatens birds’ migration routes

Istanbul’s third airport threatens birds’ migration routes

Istanbul’s third airport is located along one of the most important migration routes for birds, experts say, warning that its construction poses dangers to both the environment and flights

Comment(s) 9/12/2014

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