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Local activists call for review of Ilısu Dam construction amid Kurdish peace process

Local activists call for review of Ilısu Dam construction amid Kurdish peace process

Local activists have called on the government to review a contentious, long-planned new dam project on the Tigris in southeastern Turkey, which will flood the ancient city of Hasankeyf

Comment(s) 12/11/2014

Turkish ministry orders villagers to ‘keep’ 6,000 dead olive trees felled for coal plant

Turkish ministry orders villagers to ‘keep’ 6,000 dead olive trees felled for coal plant

Villagers in Yırca near the Aegean coal capital of Soma, who were unable to prevent the illegal cutting down of some 6,000 olive trees to build a power plant, have now been obligated to keep hold of the felled trees

Comment(s) 12/9/2014

Drought in Lake Van exposes long-submerged Ottoman structures

Drought in Lake Van exposes long-submerged Ottoman structures

The worst drought experienced by Lake Van in 15 years has exposed ancient cities and a number of historic artefacts that had until now long been submerged under water

Comment(s) 12/12/2014

Antalya hotel begins ‘legal’ felling of trees to build golf course after loosening of restrictions

Antalya hotel begins ‘legal’ felling of trees to build golf course after loosening of restrictions

A golf course already exists on the site in Belek, but the hotel is seeking to expand the size of the links with the clear-cutting, which has resulted in the felling of pine trees that are thought to be between 50 and 55 years old

Comment(s) 12/4/2014

Turkey among the worst performers in dealing with greenhouse gas emissions

Turkey among the worst performers in dealing with greenhouse gas emissions

Turkey ranks among the worst performers in dealing with rising CO2 emissions, according to a joined study submitted by Germanwatch and the Climate Action Network

Comment(s) 12/10/2014

Turkey to have unique ancient city sitting atop of car tunnel

Turkey to have unique ancient city sitting atop of car tunnel

Turkish engineers will once make a unique achievement, by building a tunnel under an ancient city, with cars wolling through. The problem is there may be some historical artefacts lying around - but that doesn't seem to concern officials

Comment(s) 12/3/2014

Energy minister claims 9 million trees could be planted with rent from coal plant in Yırca

Energy minister claims 9 million trees could be planted with rent from coal plant in Yırca

Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yıldız has said 9 million trees could be planted with the income from the rent brought by the coal plant in the village of Yırca

Comment(s) 12/10/2014

Turkey’s ordeal with trees: Top 10 mass deforestation sites

Turkey’s ordeal with trees: Top 10 mass deforestation sites

From Gezi to the Black Sea, trees are felled to move on with urban plans, mega-projects, mines and coal plants

Comment(s) 12/2/2014

A sustainable model in the Aegean: Coal mine field converted to organic olive plantation

A sustainable model in the Aegean: Coal mine field converted to organic olive plantation

A company that bought coal mines near Aydın’s Kuloğulları village in 2007 has converted the area into an organic olive grove with more than 13,000 trees

Comment(s) 12/8/2014

Locals, environmentalists fight cyanide use in Turkish Black Sea forest

Locals, environmentalists fight cyanide use in Turkish Black Sea forest

Ecologists and residents ofFatsa have begun standing guard around the clock to prevent a company from following through on plans to use cyanide in gold extraction on a 10-hectare forested area.

Comment(s) 12/2/2014

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