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Probe opened against 56 people who protested hydroelectric plants in Black Sea town

Probe opened against 56 people who protested hydroelectric plants in Black Sea town

A public prosecutor has opened an investigation against 56 villagers in the Black Sea town of Zile who protested against three hydroelectric power plant (HES) projects in their city

Comment(s) 4/24/2015

Environmental activists risk jail over Istanbul protests

Environmental activists risk jail over Istanbul protests

Fifteen Turkish ecological activists could face up to seven-and-a-half years in jail after prosecutors charged them with public order offences over protests against the construction of a mosque in Istanbul last year, judicial sources said April 9.

Comment(s) 4/9/2015

EU-Turkey project to improve handling of dangerous goods at sea

EU-Turkey project to improve handling of dangerous goods at sea

A joint EU-Turkey project aimed to improve the security of highly dangerous materials transported by sea was discussed by Turkey and three other nations at a meeting on April 22

Comment(s) 4/23/2015

Court adopts a stay of execution for three of Turkey’s remote idyllic Aegean bays

Court adopts a stay of execution for three of Turkey’s remote idyllic Aegean bays

A local court in Turkey’s Aegean region adopted the motion for a stay of execution regarding a tender to rent a forested bays located on one of the country’s most beautiful coasts, following previous orders regarding two other bays.

Comment(s) 4/8/2015

Company determines new area ‘without olive trees’ for power plant construction in Yırca

Company determines new area ‘without olive trees’ for power plant construction in Yırca

The Kolin Group energy company, which caused unrest in the Aegean locality of Yırca when it cut down more than 6,000 olive trees for the construction of a coal power plant project, has said it has found a new place for a power plant “devoid of olive trees.”

Comment(s) 4/21/2015

Construction in habitat of Mediterranean seals enrages activist in western Turkey

Construction in habitat of Mediterranean seals enrages activist in western Turkey

A construction project in a natural botanical park in the Aegean town of Kuşadası, which also includes the only remaining nesting site of endangered Mediterranean seals, has drawn reaction from environmentalists.

Comment(s) 4/6/2015

VIDEO: Actor 'duped' to appear in ad for Turkey’s first nuclear plant

VIDEO: Actor 'duped' to appear in ad for Turkey’s first nuclear plant

An actor has claimed that he was duped to appear in promotional films and banners for Turkey’s first nuclear power plant

Comment(s) 4/18/2015

Istanbul goes dark for ‘Earth Hour’

Istanbul goes dark for ‘Earth Hour’

Istanbul’s symbolic landmarks were darkened for an hour on March 28 during the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) annual “Earth Hour” event to raise awareness of environmental issues.

Comment(s) 3/29/2015

Protest marks ground breaking ceremony for Turkey’s first nuclear power plant

Protest marks ground breaking ceremony for Turkey’s first nuclear power plant

A group of protesters have locked the attendees of the ground breaking ceremony for Turkey’s first nuclear power plant to protest the construction of the plant in the southern province of Mersin.

Comment(s) 4/14/2015

Lights out as millions around the world mark Earth Hour

Lights out as millions around the world mark Earth Hour

The Empire State Building dimmed its lights and the Eiffel Tower went dark March 28 as iconic landmarks across the world observed Earth Hour, the global climate change awareness campaign.

Comment(s) 3/29/2015

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