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Eastern Turkish bird sanctuary threatened due to drought

Eastern Turkish bird sanctuary threatened due to drought

The bird sanctuary of Kuyucuk in Kars is facing a severe drought that is threatening the ecosystem of the wetland area, which is one of the most important stops for migratory birds across the country

Comment(s) 9/23/2014

Ten new companies acquire licenses to produce salt in ailing Lake Tuz

Ten new companies acquire licenses to produce salt in ailing Lake Tuz

Ten new companies have received licenses to produce salt at Lake Tuz, a move that may further threaten the delicate lake that is already endangered due to the mass exploitation of its resources

Comment(s) 9/12/2014

Soma locals on duty against cutting olive groves

Soma locals on duty against cutting olive groves

Villagers in the Aegean district of Soma are keeping guard at their olive groves following a code that has opened such fields to the construction of power plants

Comment(s) 9/22/2014

Istanbul’s third airport threatens birds’ migration routes

Istanbul’s third airport threatens birds’ migration routes

Istanbul’s third airport is located along one of the most important migration routes for birds, experts say, warning that its construction poses dangers to both the environment and flights

Comment(s) 9/12/2014

Locals march to protest constructions on Istanbul coastal area

Locals march to protest constructions on Istanbul coastal area

A large group marched on Sept. 20 to protest constructions in Istanbul’s Ataköy neighborhood, which are ongoing despite a court ruling

Comment(s) 9/21/2014

Greenpeace activists detained in Turkey for protesting thermal power plant

Greenpeace activists detained in Turkey for protesting thermal power plant

16 Greenpeace activists have been detained after a protest in Zonguldak

Comment(s) 9/11/2014

Villagers declare war against ‘smart’ bears, ask for increased hunting quota

Villagers declare war against ‘smart’ bears, ask for increased hunting quota

Villagers in the pristine valleys of the northeastern province of Artvin have declared war against wild bears in the area, blaming their intelligence for the damage inflicted on their farms

Comment(s) 9/19/2014

Residential estates, hospitals or golf courses to be exempt from environmental assessments

Residential estates, hospitals or golf courses to be exempt from environmental assessments

A new regulation drafted by the Environment Ministry will exempt many facilities, including residential estates, hospitals and golf courses from environmental assessments

Comment(s) 9/4/2014

Greenpeace activists call for halt to coal plant frenzy in mythical Kaz Mountains

Greenpeace activists call for halt to coal plant frenzy in mythical Kaz Mountains

Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior ship anchored off Çanakkale’s shores in its 11th day touring Turkey’s coastline

Comment(s) 9/18/2014

Activists to organize ‘water fast’ to raise awareness for vanishing lake

Activists to organize ‘water fast’ to raise awareness for vanishing lake

A group of activists are organizing events in order to raise public awareness about the ecological problems affecting Lake Burdur, which is evaporating at an unprecedented rate

Comment(s) 9/4/2014

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