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A group of locals and environmentalist activists blocked the road to an untouched forested area in the Black Sea province of Artvin to prevent the activities of a mining firm
A Council of State board has halted the execution of a cabinet decision on rapid expropriation of the land for Istanbul’s third airport project to the north of the city, determining there was no reasoning of the “defense of the country” in the case.
A group of residents in the resort town of Kemer, including Norwegians and Russians, held a protest by blocking the road against the waste facility in southern Turkey
A famous beach, which has remained untouched and been considered among the best in the Mediterranean province of Antalya, will have part of its natural beauty covered with concrete in a bid for the construction of a resort in the area
A private university is to be built on a previously protected forest area in the Beykoz district of Istanbul, after a construction firm received special permission from the Environment and Urbanization Ministry, opposing a decision made by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to keep the area protected from construction.
An Istanbul court revoked an amendment on June 11 for the construction plans of the access roads to Istanbul’s third bridge, which is being built in the northern part of the city
Villagers in the Aegean town of Yırca have planted olive trees in the place where more than 6,000 olive trees were felled for the construction of a coal power plant in late 2014 even though locals had stood guard to prevent the destruction
It is unhealthy and risky to swim in some places of the Marmara Sea off of Istanbul’s Kadıköy district due to pollution caused by a local creek, according to measurements conducted by the municipality
After the remains of historic structures and human skeletons were found in the ancient city of Phaselis, located along the Mediterranean coast, the construction of a five-star hotel near the ancient city has been canceled by the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs.
A 140,000-meter square manmade peninsula as large as ten football stadiums has plans to be constructed as a shoreline extension of Istanbul’s Ataköy neighborhood
A planned clean-up project for Ergene River would destroy natural life in the Marmara Sea, according a report released by several non-governmental organizations and environmental groups May 18.
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