Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The 14,000-square-meter Zeytinburnu Garden of Medicinal Plants located in Istanbul's heavily built-up European side is home to at least 800 plant species that are almost wholly used for medicinal purposes
Residents of Kadıköy along with members of several rights groups and environmental organizations have protested the foul odor coming from a central creek that has been severely polluted by sewage water and environmental waste in the Kadıköy district of Istanbul’s Asian side
Ida National Park, a national park bordering the northwestern province of Çanakkale and the western province of Balıkesir, faces a major threat of being clouded with coal ash, as a coal power plant is planned to be built near the popular parkland.
A 65-year-old villager in the İznik district of Turkey’s northwestern Bursa province cried over a decision to cut down around thousand olive trees along a seven-kilometer route in order to install a natural gas pipeline.
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) has approved new plans for the access roads to Istanbul’s third bridge after an Istanbul court had revoked an amendment for the construction plans on June 11.
The European Union (EU) has pulled its grant, worth 30 million Euros, for a solid waste disposal plant project, which was to be constructed in Turkey’s Aegean resort town of Bodrum, due to complications about on land allocation.
A court has ruled for stay of execution on a decision that reduced the natural site criteria of an area in the Urla district of Turkey’s Aegean province of İzmir, where a businessman known to be close to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan built villas, hosting Erdoğan there on a number of occasions.
The pollution in one of Istanbul’s central creeks has reached an excessive level, as the creek was recently seen covered with black-colored bubbles and emitting an unbearable smell.
Attracting Arab tourists, who have a growing interest in Turkey’s highland resorts, is the reason for the construction of a controversial road project which aims to connect upland villages in several Turkish provinces.
The women of Turkey’s Black Sea region have become a symbol of the protection of nature during the latest protest against the Green Road project targeting the region.
The ruling has stirred public outcry in Turkey, with the trending hashtag "We Will Not Allow You To Demolish Gezi" (#SanaGeziyiYıktırmayacağız in Turkish) addressing President Erdoğan.
Daily News - Follow us on