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More Turkish forests opened for construction

More Turkish forests opened for construction

Turkish forests have been opened for energy construction with changes to the Forestry Law

Comment(s) 4/18/2014

Tons of explosives unearthed in pasture area after suspension of HES project

Tons of explosives unearthed in pasture area after suspension of HES project

A construction company building a hydroelectric plant (HES) in eastern Turkey has dangerously left tons of explosives buried in a pasture area after the project was suspended

Comment(s) 4/7/2014

Monk seals face threat due to construction projects in Turkey's southern coast

Monk seals face threat due to construction projects in Turkey's southern coast

Mediterranean monk seals' habitat in Turkey’s southern coast of Mersin is facing increased threats due to the neglect of the authorities

Comment(s) 4/16/2014

Trees cut in night raid on Ankara State Theaters' campus

Trees cut in night raid on Ankara State Theaters' campus

The construction vehicles of a private company cut down nearly 100 trees early on April 7 and demolished part of the İrfan Şahinbaş Workshop Stage building in Ankara

Comment(s) 4/7/2014

Acidic lakes threaten Kaz Mountains’ rich habitat

Acidic lakes threaten Kaz Mountains’ rich habitat

Acidic lakes are being formed in the Kaz Mountain range, mainly in areas where intensive mining is being conducted, new research has shown

Comment(s) 4/15/2014

Edirne court stops construction in park after old woman’s sit-in protest

Edirne court stops construction in park after old woman’s sit-in protest

The Edirne Administrative Court decided the stay of execution for a construction project at a small green area in the city

Comment(s) 4/2/2014

Environmental activist sued for ‘obstructing’ stone quarry firms’ works in southern Turkey

Environmental activist sued for ‘obstructing’ stone quarry firms’ works in southern Turkey

Ali Ulvi Büyüknohutçu has been accused of publishing 'before and after' photos from when the company cut down cedars and junipers in the Antalya province

Comment(s) 4/14/2014

Images show destruction of Istanbul forests with bridge, highway construction

Images show destruction of Istanbul forests with bridge, highway construction

Satellite images taken over the last three years have depicted the destruction of huge forested areas on both sides of Istanbul

Comment(s) 3/26/2014

Sea turtle hospital plan canceled after ‘hues and cries’ of activists: Minister

Sea turtle hospital plan canceled after ‘hues and cries’ of activists: Minister

A hospital project for loggerhead sea turtles (caretta caretta) in the Turkey’s İztuzu beach, which is also their breeding ground, has been canceled

Comment(s) 4/11/2014

Roads to Istanbul’s third bridge to cross first degree archeological sites

Roads to Istanbul’s third bridge to cross first degree archeological sites

The Northern Marmara highway will not only lead to the destruction of a huge forest area, but will also cross through eight archeological sites

Comment(s) 3/25/2014

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