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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

Company returns to idyllic İztuzu beach one year after cancelled tender

Company returns to idyllic İztuzu beach one year after cancelled tender

A company has “forcefully” returned to the idyllic İztuzu beach on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, a year after the Environment Ministry cancelled a controversial tender to privatize the facilities following protests

Comment(s)5/12/2016

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

Turkey’s water shortage is ‘history,’ says forestry minister

Turkey’s water shortage is ‘history,’ says forestry minister

Turkish provinces will not suffer from water shortages until 2071, Turkish Forestry and Waterworks Minister Veysel Eroğlu has told reporters, claiming to have “buried [water shortages] in history” and calling on citizens to use water “generously.”

Comment(s)5/9/2016

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

New regulation allows zoning in private forests for ‘public interest’

New regulation allows zoning in private forests for ‘public interest’

Turkish Forestry Ministry has announced a new regulation enabling further zoning projects for “the public interest” in private forests, with experts claiming that the change will threaten forests adjacent to Istanbul Bosporus

Comment(s)5/5/2016

Hydroelectric power plant violates right to life: Turkish Constitutional Court

Hydroelectric power plant violates right to life: Turkish Constitutional Court

A hydroelectric power plant (HES) in a village of the Black Sea province of Rize violates the right to life, Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled, ordering a retrial for a facility that has triggered a chain of protests by locals

Comment(s)5/23/2016

Gravel dumped at Istanbul’s historic Yedikule Gardens

Gravel dumped at Istanbul’s historic Yedikule Gardens

Gravel was dumped at the historic Yedikule Gardens, a UNESCO-protected site near the Marmara shoreline along the Byzantine-era ramparts surrounding the old city of Istanbul, bringing the gardens’ future back into the spotlight

Comment(s)5/4/2016

Thousands march against fossil fuels in Turkey’s İzmir

Thousands march against fossil fuels in Turkey’s İzmir

The last leg of a worldwide protest series “Break Free from Fossil Fuels” took place on May 15 in the Aliağa district of the Aegean province of İzmir

Comment(s)5/16/2016

Turkey among countries signing Paris climate accord

Turkey among countries signing Paris climate accord

Turkey is ready to cooperate with other countries against climate change, Environment Minister Fatma Güldemet Sarı said late April 22

Comment(s)4/23/2016

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