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Olive trees replanted following night-time clear-cutting in Turkish town

Olive trees replanted following night-time clear-cutting in Turkish town

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

Comment(s) 5/25/2015

Environmentalist pilot reports polluting vessel in Turkey’s Marmara Sea

Environmentalist pilot reports polluting vessel in Turkey’s Marmara Sea

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

Comment(s) 5/7/2015

Hotel construction in Phaselis canceled

Hotel construction in Phaselis canceled

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.

Comment(s) 5/21/2015

Turkey allows hunting of wild animals in 21 provinces

Turkey allows hunting of wild animals in 21 provinces

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.

Comment(s) 4/28/2015

Ergene project will destroy marine life: Report

Ergene project will destroy marine life: Report

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.

Comment(s) 5/18/2015

Ministry’s plan allows facilities to be built in Turkey's untouched Ihlara Valley

Ministry’s plan allows facilities to be built in Turkey's untouched Ihlara Valley

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

Comment(s) 4/24/2015

Turkey’s energy minister calls on environmentalists to march against outdated nuke plant in Armenia

Turkey’s energy minister calls on environmentalists to march against outdated nuke plant in Armenia

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

Comment(s) 5/7/2015

Probe opened against 56 people who protested hydroelectric plants in Black Sea town

Probe opened against 56 people who protested hydroelectric plants in Black Sea town

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

Comment(s) 4/24/2015

Turkish Energy Ministry refuses to send int’l report about Akkuyu power plant to court

Turkish Energy Ministry refuses to send int’l report about Akkuyu power plant to court

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

Comment(s) 5/7/2015

EU-Turkey project to improve handling of dangerous goods at sea

EU-Turkey project to improve handling of dangerous goods at sea

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

Comment(s) 4/23/2015

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