Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Disasters will become more frequent and dangerous because of climate change, but also because governments in Turkey are continuing practices that increase risks, according to a local expert in the field. ‘Disasters are man-made. Populist rhetoric is distancing us from solutions,’ warns Professor Mikdat Kadıoğlu
Five months after a local court ordered a stay of execution regarding tenders to rent forested bays on one of Turkey’s most beautiful coasts for 29 years, a new tender has been opened to rent out the same areas for 10 years
The construction of a controversial 2,600-kilometer road project to connect highland areas in eight provinces in northern Turkey has been restarted after a 42-day halt despite vociferous opposition from locals and environmental advocates, as well as the lack of an official permit and an ongoing case against the project.
Catastrophic rain that killed eight people in the Black Sea region of Artvin has revealed an illegal dumping site, as floodwater dragged piles of garbage towards the coast.
A large green area in Ankara, which contains a historical public building and thousands of trees, faces the threat of deforestation with a new amendment allowing up to 10 times more construction in the area
With the Black Sea province of Artvin suffering floods after disastrous rain and landslides that killed eight people, experts believe the many hydroelectric power plants being constructed in the area and clogged culverts triggered the deadly phenomenon
Stone excavation activities in the Saros Bay area of northwestern Turkey are destroying green spaces, turning them into deforested and smoke-covered land, pictures taken by a paragliding pilot reveal
A local court has ruled to halt the construction of a wind power plant in Ovacık village, which lies within the Urla district of the Aegean province of İzmir, after villagers protested against the felling of trees in a forest
Local residents who protested the construction of a 2,600-kilometer road project planned to connect upland areas in eight provinces in the Black Sea region have been comprehensively searched with trained dogs by gendarmerie forces in Rize province while heading to a local festival
A group of protesters read a press statement near the Rize Governor’s office against the decision to resume the construction of a road project in the Black Sea region
An investigation has been launched against six people who allegedly blocked off a road in several upland areas in the Black Sea province of Artvin to prevent mining activities, which several rights groups and environmental organizations say will destroy the region’s ecosystem
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