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Expert report favors Ilısu Dam construction

Expert report favors Ilısu Dam construction

The completion of the Ilısu Dam will flood parts of the historical town of Hasankeyf in the southeastern province of Batman but will provide a significant boost for Turkey’s economy, according to an experts’ court report.

2 Comment(s)12/2/2011

White material to be searched by officials

White material to be searched by officials

The origins of a sticky white substance spread over a wide area including the tops of trees, plants and cars in the Dilovası district of Kocaeli province will be investigated by the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK).

1 Comment(s)11/9/2011

Shell and Turkey sign oil, gas search deal

Shell and Turkey sign oil, gas search deal

Royal Dutch Shell has signed a deal with Turkish state-run petroleum company, TPAO, to search for oil and gas.

Comment(s)11/23/2011

Medical Association vindicates academic

Medical Association vindicates academic

The actions of a professor who publicly shared his findings about dangerous levels of carcinogenic substances in the environment due to pollution in Kocaeli were ethically sound, the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) has concluded.

Comment(s)11/20/2011

Turkey's Piri Reis vessel is OK, says official

Turkey's Piri Reis vessel is OK, says official

While Turkey denies claims that the engine of the Piri Reis, a vessel searching for energy in the eastern Med, has broken down, Greek Cyprus is preparing for a second hydrocarbon licensing round in its exclusive economic zone

Comment(s)10/13/2011

Karkamış city cleared of mines

Karkamış city cleared of mines

The ancient city of Karkamış, which lies within the borders of Gaziantep, has been cleared of land mines and now awaits a five-year process of excavations to become an archaeology park. The work will be carried out by Turks and Italians

Comment(s)10/31/2011

Christofias to continue gas search

Christofias to continue gas search

Greek Cypriot President Demetris Christofias said yesterday that the offshore hydrocarbon search will carry on despite strong opposition from Turkey.

1 Comment(s)11/21/2011

67 world heritage sites threatened, including one in Turkey

67 world heritage sites threatened, including one in Turkey

The World Monuments Fund has identified 67 sites in need of preservation. The sites and monuments are found in 41 countries from Peru to Vietnam and England to China. There is one place in Turkey included on the list: the Haydarpaşa Railway Station in Istanbul, the major intercity railway station

Comment(s)10/31/2011

Waste scandal hits Turkish town of Dilovası

Waste scandal hits Turkish town of Dilovası

During investigations conducted by the Dilovası Municipality Environment Protection and Control Team in Kocaeli province in the Marmara region, 1,000 tons of industrial purification sludge probably carrying poisonous elements were found dumped into a vacant field between Tavşancıl and Çerkeşli villages.

Comment(s)2/1/2011

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