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Water reserves drained, streams dried out for Istanbul’s third airport

Water reserves drained, streams dried out for Istanbul’s third airport

The Union of Chambers of Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) has said 70 lakes will be drained and eight streams dried out for the construction of Istanbul’s third airport, warning of a 'serious water crisis'

Comment(s) 7/25/2014

Activists gather over 38,000 signatures against privatization of protected beach

Activists gather over 38,000 signatures against privatization of protected beach

Activists have gathered 38,410 signatures against the recent plans to privatize İztuzu Beach, after the authorities’ attempt to open one of the last untouched seashores caused huge outcry

Comment(s) 7/17/2014

Locals sue first hydroelectric plant construction planned in center of Black Sea town

Locals sue first hydroelectric plant construction planned in center of Black Sea town

Locals in Artvin province’s Arhavi are resorting to legal action to halt the first such plant planned in the center of a town

Comment(s) 7/24/2014

Minister Eroğlu reassures Istanbul will not have more water shortages

Minister Eroğlu reassures Istanbul will not have more water shortages

Forestry and Waterworks Minister Veysel Eroğlu assured that there will not be more water shortages in Istanbul, saying although that it has been raining enough recently

Comment(s) 7/17/2014

Black Sea highlanders form 3-km human chain against gold, copper mine project

Black Sea highlanders form 3-km human chain against gold, copper mine project

Over 500 people formed a three-kilometer-long human chain in Artvin to protest the mine project

Comment(s) 7/22/2014

Olive grove destruction bill needed for nuclear plant construction: Energy Ministry

Olive grove destruction bill needed for nuclear plant construction: Energy Ministry

The Energy Ministry says a controversial draft law that will lead to the destruction of olive groves 'is necessary' for the construction of Turkey’s first nuclear plant planned in Akkuyu

Comment(s) 7/15/2014

Turkish court stops wind farm project, saves ‘Auntie’ Remziye’s olive grove

Turkish court stops wind farm project, saves ‘Auntie’ Remziye’s olive grove

Turkey’s Council of State has suspended the gov't decision to 'urgently expropriate' Remziye Saatli's land

Comment(s) 7/22/2014

Sunken city of Kekova to be open to swimming and boats

Sunken city of Kekova to be open to swimming and boats

Local authorities in Antalya’s Demre district have taken new decisions regarding the region’s Kekova Cove, opening two areas to swimming and changing routes for boats that visit daily.

Comment(s) 7/18/2014

Environment report for first nuclear plant in Akkuyu yells out: ‘Don’t build it’

Environment report for first nuclear plant in Akkuyu yells out: ‘Don’t build it’

Data collected in the environmental impact assessment report regarding Turkey’s prospective first nuclear plant in Akkuyu provided serious warnings that the plant could hurt the region’s ecosystem

Comment(s) 7/18/2014

Water evaporates, flamingos die in Tuz Lake

Water evaporates, flamingos die in Tuz Lake

As water evaporated up to 270 meters within 12 days, the number of dead flamingos in Lake Tuz, which is home to the largest flamingo colony in Mediterranean countries, has reached 50.

Comment(s) 7/14/2014

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