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Thousands march against fossil fuels in Turkey’s İzmir

Thousands march against fossil fuels in Turkey’s İzmir

The last leg of a worldwide protest series “Break Free from Fossil Fuels” took place on May 15 in the Aliağa district of the Aegean province of İzmir

Comment(s)5/16/2016

Turkey among countries signing Paris climate accord

Turkey among countries signing Paris climate accord

Turkey is ready to cooperate with other countries against climate change, Environment Minister Fatma Güldemet Sarı said late April 22

Comment(s)4/23/2016

Company returns to idyllic İztuzu beach one year after cancelled tender

Company returns to idyllic İztuzu beach one year after cancelled tender

A company has “forcefully” returned to the idyllic İztuzu beach on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, a year after the Environment Ministry cancelled a controversial tender to privatize the facilities following protests

Comment(s)5/12/2016

Fire response time significantly decreases, says forest minister

Fire response time significantly decreases, says forest minister

Turkey’s Forest and Waterworks minister has said the country’s fire response time has decreased from 40 minutes in 2003 to 15 minutes in 2015, dramatically diminishing the amount of forest land destructed in each fire

Comment(s)4/22/2016

Turkey’s water shortage is ‘history,’ says forestry minister

Turkey’s water shortage is ‘history,’ says forestry minister

Turkish provinces will not suffer from water shortages until 2071, Turkish Forestry and Waterworks Minister Veysel Eroğlu has told reporters, claiming to have “buried [water shortages] in history” and calling on citizens to use water “generously.”

Comment(s)5/9/2016

48 people sued over gold mine protest in Turkey’s north

48 people sued over gold mine protest in Turkey’s north

A lawsuit has been filed against 48 locals who protested a major company’s mining efforts in the Black Sea province of Artvin in February

Comment(s)4/21/2016

New regulation allows zoning in private forests for ‘public interest’

New regulation allows zoning in private forests for ‘public interest’

Turkish Forestry Ministry has announced a new regulation enabling further zoning projects for “the public interest” in private forests, with experts claiming that the change will threaten forests adjacent to Istanbul Bosporus

Comment(s)5/5/2016

Marble quarries ‘chase’ flamingos from Burdur

Marble quarries ‘chase’ flamingos from Burdur

The mountains around Yarışlı Lake in the southern province of Burdur, which is home to many bird species including flamingos, have been invaded by marble quarries. Flamingos that take shelter in the lake every year did not come this year because of the marble quarries, which surround the half of the lake

Comment(s)4/16/2016

Gravel dumped at Istanbul’s historic Yedikule Gardens

Gravel dumped at Istanbul’s historic Yedikule Gardens

Gravel was dumped at the historic Yedikule Gardens, a UNESCO-protected site near the Marmara shoreline along the Byzantine-era ramparts surrounding the old city of Istanbul, bringing the gardens’ future back into the spotlight

Comment(s)5/4/2016

Ministry launches 6 mln-lira cleaning project for Lake Uzungöl

Ministry launches 6 mln-lira cleaning project for Lake Uzungöl

Authorities have allocated 6 million Turkish Liras to clean up Lake Uzungöl, a major tourist attraction in the eastern Black Sea region in Trabzon, the Forestry and Water Affairs Ministry announced April 14

Comment(s)4/15/2016

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