ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
The Istanbul Environment and Urban Planning Directorate has forbidden fireworks starting from July 1.
The directorate has restricted the use of fireworks at ordinary occasions such as weddings and parties because of the noise pollution in the city. Starting from July 1 only silent fireworks will be permitted in the city. Traditional fireworks will only be used on official occasions such as holidays. Fireworks will be used only at official holiday celebrations, official openings and the official opening ceremonies of associations. The new regulation will forbid unnecessary noise pollution in the city.
After July 1 people will be only able to use silent fireworks with special permission. The new regulations also forbid the use of silent fireworks after 10 p.m.