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Fires did not damage much, Antalya fire under control: Minister

Fires did not damage much, Antalya fire under control: Minister

Not too much of the forest cover in the southern province of Antalya has been burnt in comparison to last year following a massive wildfire, Turkish Forestry and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroğlu has said

Comment(s)6/27/2016

Professional chambers, NGOs raise voice against Kaş airport plans in southern Turkey

Professional chambers, NGOs raise voice against Kaş airport plans in southern Turkey

Some 21 occupational organizations and professional chambers under the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) held a press meeting in Antalya to voice opposition to an airport construction project in Kaş

Comment(s)6/8/2016

Turkish authorities evacuate holiday resorts as forest fire spreads in Antalya

Turkish authorities evacuate holiday resorts as forest fire spreads in Antalya

Scores of people are being evacuated from two neighborhoods in Turkey’s popular Mediterranean destination of Antalya, as a massive forest fire has spread from Adrasan towards the little-known getaway of Olimpos, which is admired by alternative holiday seekers

Comment(s)6/26/2016

Council of State approves controversial hydroelectric plant in Turkish Black Sea port

Council of State approves controversial hydroelectric plant in Turkish Black Sea port

Turkey’s Council of State has reversed a local court’s decision to annul a ÇED report approving the construction of a hydroelectric power plant (HES) in the center of the Black Sea port of Arhavi

Comment(s)6/7/2016

Four-millennium-old yew in Turkey's north set for protection

Four-millennium-old yew in Turkey's north set for protection

The oldest known tree in Anatolia, a yew tree in a remote part of Zonguldak that dates back to the Bronze Age, will be declared a natural movement and opened to visitors

Comment(s)6/24/2016

Occupying company evacuates Turkey's idyllic İztuzu Beach

Occupying company evacuates Turkey's idyllic İztuzu Beach

A local company illegally occupying the idyllic İztuzu Beach on Turkey’s Mediterranean Coast – a safe haven for loggerhead turtles where they lay their eggs - has finally been forced to evacuate the area under the supervision of law enforcement officials

Comment(s)5/31/2016

Green area in Istanbul zoned for construction amid objections

Green area in Istanbul zoned for construction amid objections

The Istanbul municipal council has approved a controversial decision to open a 30,000-square-meter green area by the sea in the city’s Büyükçekmece district to construction

Comment(s)6/20/2016

Turkey designates over 700 water areas as ‘fragile’

Turkey designates over 700 water areas as ‘fragile’

A total of 778 out of 2,457 ground water masses in Turkey have been designated as “fragile areas” that are under the risk of pollution, said Turkish Forestry and Water Affairs Ministry Water Management head Prof. Cumali Kınacı

Comment(s)5/30/2016

Court receives expert report on Cerattepe mine plan

Court receives expert report on Cerattepe mine plan

A local court seeing the prosecution in a controversial mine case in northern Turkey has received an expert’s report

Comment(s)6/8/2016

Antalya home to most number of national parks in Turkey

Antalya home to most number of national parks in Turkey

The Mediterranean province of Antalya, one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, is also home to the highest number of nature parks, followed by Ankara, the Aegean provinces of Balıkesir and Muğla, and the Black Sea provinces of Artvin and Kastamonu

Comment(s)5/29/2016

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