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Erdoğan transplants Turkey’s oldest olive tree for ‘green life expo’

Erdoğan transplants Turkey’s oldest olive tree for ‘green life expo’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has taken part in a ceremony to replant the country’s oldest olive tree, which was uprooted after 945 years, at the site of a “green life expo" in Antalya

Comment(s)1/21/2016

Turkish court belatedly halts dismantling of ‘radioactive’ ship

Turkish court belatedly halts dismantling of ‘radioactive’ ship

A court in İzmir has ordered a stay of execution in the controversial dismantling of an oil refining ship that allegedly contained radioactive waste – but only after most of the vessel had already been dismantled

Comment(s)11/13/2015

Municipality begins demolition at Istanbul’s historic Yedikule Gardens

Municipality begins demolition at Istanbul’s historic Yedikule Gardens

Municipal teams began demolition activities in the historic Yedikule Gardens, a UNESCO-protected site near the Marmara shoreline along the Byzantine-era ramparts surrounding the old city of Istanbul, on Jan. 13, despite protests from locals

Comment(s)1/14/2016

Turkish president Erdoğan, UN chief discuss climate change

Turkish president Erdoğan, UN chief discuss climate change

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed climate change in a video-conference call on Nov. 6, according to the world body

Comment(s)11/8/2015

Turkey ‘faces bandwagon effect on climate change’

Turkey ‘faces bandwagon effect on climate change’

Turkey’s continued preference for fossil fuels will soon become untenable as it becomes impossible to swim against the tide of greater support for renewable energy, according to the projects manager of the CDP in Turkey, a non-profit organization working with companies and cities on climate change. ‘Turkey is planning new investments in coal; this needs to stop,’ Mirhan Köroğlu Göğüş says

Comment(s)12/21/2015

Urban Planning Ministry issues bylaw to ensure safe cycling in urban traffic

Urban Planning Ministry issues bylaw to ensure safe cycling in urban traffic

Turkey’s Environment and Urban Planning Ministry has issued a bylaw to ensure safe cycling in intra-city traffic by regulating the construction of bicycle roads and stations

Comment(s)11/4/2015

Court halts execution of plan covering northern ‘Green Road’

Court halts execution of plan covering northern ‘Green Road’

Turkey’s Council of State has annulled a comprehensive environment regulation plan, including a 2,600-kilometer-long road construction, stating that the plan would pave the way for the commercialization of naturally protected areas in the Black Sea region

Comment(s)12/10/2015

Council of State sued for opening vast area in north to construction

Council of State sued for opening vast area in north to construction

Turkey’s top engineers and architects union has filed a case against the Turkish Council of State in order to revoke the latter’s ruling, which opened a spacious natural area in the western province of Bolu to construction, daily Hürriyet has reported

Comment(s)11/1/2015

Turkey aims to secure financial, technological aid at Paris climate meet

Turkey aims to secure financial, technological aid at Paris climate meet

While Turkey might find it easier to find itself in a place in the new climate change regime, its main focus at the Paris summit will be to secure financial and technological assistance on emission mitigation, says Semra Cerit Mazlum, a prominent associate professor at Marmara University in Istanbul

Comment(s)11/30/2015

Ministry blocks power plant in Black Sea province after negative environmental report

Ministry blocks power plant in Black Sea province after negative environmental report

After a negative environmental assessment report (ÇED) for a thermal power plant in Turkey’s Black Sea province of Samsun, the Environment Ministry has decided not to proceed with the construction of the plant

Comment(s)10/28/2015

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