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Soma locals beaten by energy firm’s private security after protesting construction on olive plantation

Soma locals beaten by energy firm’s private security after protesting construction on olive plantation

Local activists near Soma were beaten by the private security guards of an energy company firm building a new coal plant in olive groves

Comment(s) 10/21/2014

Activists gather 80,000 signatures to prevent construction in Istanbul grove

Activists gather 80,000 signatures to prevent construction in Istanbul grove

The Validebağ grove in Üsküdar is a protected natural site at the heart of tangle of residential blocks

Comment(s) 10/12/2014

Police escorted bulldozer enters Istanbul grove at dawn, driving locals to streets

Police escorted bulldozer enters Istanbul grove at dawn, driving locals to streets

The Validebağ grove on Istanbul's Asian side has become the latest disputed green space in the city

Comment(s) 10/21/2014

Referendum option on table for urbanization projects on Aegean island of Bozcaada

Referendum option on table for urbanization projects on Aegean island of Bozcaada

The mayor of Bozcaada has welcomed the idea of a referendum offered by the minister of City and Urban Planning over a new urbanization plan that paves the way to opening Bozcaada to vast construction projects

Comment(s) 10/10/2014

Pollution in Marmara Sea at alarming levels, says association

Pollution in Marmara Sea at alarming levels, says association

Pollution in the Marmara Sea is risking the life of the fish and all people who eat them, and cleaning the sea will cost $5 billion, according to the head of the Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association

Comment(s) 10/15/2014

VW beetle festival and camping area in Black Sea wiped out by hydro plant construction

VW beetle festival and camping area in Black Sea wiped out by hydro plant construction

A new hydroelectric plant project on the Black Sea coast has this time managed to upset not only environmentalists and locals, but also hippy souls from the 1960s - staunch fans of Volkswagen’s legendary beetle cars

Comment(s) 10/10/2014

Municipality rejects permit for construction in Istanbul forest

Municipality rejects permit for construction in Istanbul forest

A local municipality has refused to grant permission for a construction project in Fatih Forest

Comment(s) 10/13/2014

Baby loggerhead turtles take the ‘big dive’ at their Mediterranean safe haven

Baby loggerhead turtles take the ‘big dive’ at their Mediterranean safe haven

With autumn comes the season of migration for loggerhead turtles, also known as caretta caretta, to leave the Turkish Mediterranean shores for the open seas

Comment(s) 10/8/2014

Experts bid to save northern Turkey’s brown bears with monitoring program

Experts bid to save northern Turkey’s brown bears with monitoring program

In a bid to secure the future of the endangered bears, a group of environmentalists have launched a monitoring program to analyze their daily behavior and provide for their needs

Comment(s) 10/13/2014

Ailing Lake Tuz in no danger and not drying up, according to forestry minister

Ailing Lake Tuz in no danger and not drying up, according to forestry minister

Turkey’s forestry and water affairs minister has brushed aside concerns and scientific analyses regarding the drought threatening the salty Lake Tuz in Central Anatolia, the country’s second largest lake

Comment(s) 10/7/2014

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