Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
A private university is to be built on a previously protected forest area in the Beykoz district of Istanbul, after a construction firm received special permission from the Environment and Urbanization Ministry, opposing a decision made by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to keep the area protected from construction.
Villagers in the Aegean town of Yırca have planted olive trees in the place where more than 6,000 olive trees were felled for the construction of a coal power plant in late 2014 even though locals had stood guard to prevent the destruction
A commercial airplane pilot has reported a vessel polluting the Marmara Sea while descending towards Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport, air traffic control (ATC) conversations have shown
After the remains of historic structures and human skeletons were found in the ancient city of Phaselis, located along the Mediterranean coast, the construction of a five-star hotel near the ancient city has been canceled by the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs.
People will be allowed to hunt wild animals such as bears, wild goats, mountain goats, deer and gazelles, at a price, across 21 Turkish provinces, according to recent tenders released by the Forestry and Waterworks Ministry.
A planned clean-up project for Ergene River would destroy natural life in the Marmara Sea, according a report released by several non-governmental organizations and environmental groups May 18.
The Turkish Environment and Urbanization Ministry has prepared a special environment protection plan for the Ihlara Valley in Turkey’s central Anatolian province of Aksaray, where the construction of daily facilities such as buffets and tea gardens will be permitted
Energy Minister Taner Yıldız has called on environmentalists in Turkey to march together against a nuclear power plant in Armenia near the Turkish border, the life of which has been extended by 10 years although its original closing date was set for next year
A public prosecutor has opened an investigation against 56 villagers in the Black Sea town of Zile who protested against three hydroelectric power plant (HES) projects in their city
The Turkish Energy Ministry has refused a court’s request to see the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on the Akkuyu nuclear power plant project in the country’s southern province of Mersin, citing state secret security as the reason
A joint EU-Turkey project aimed to improve the security of highly dangerous materials transported by sea was discussed by Turkey and three other nations at a meeting on April 22
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