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Low water level in Turkish dams triggers concern

Low water level in Turkish dams triggers concern

The total amount of water collected in major Turkish dams decreased by 30 percent in the first five months of 2017 compared to the same period of last year, raising the prospect of increased electricity prices in the future, daily Habertürk reported May 31.

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Turkey tests first amphibious tank landing ship

Turkey tests first amphibious tank landing ship

Turkey’s first amphibious tank landing ship has passed its trials, according to a defense industry official

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Trees to be planted in Istanbul’s Taksim Square after constructions finish: District mayor

Trees to be planted in Istanbul’s Taksim Square after constructions finish: District mayor

Trees will be planted in Istanbul’s symbolic Taksim Square after ongoing construction works, Beyoğlu district mayor Ahmet Misbah Demircan said

Comment(s)5/29/2017

Few cities in Turkey ‘breathable,’ research says

Few cities in Turkey ‘breathable,’ research says

Just two provinces and two districts in Turkey possess breathable air, according to recent research carried out by the Turkish Thoracic Society.

Comment(s)4/12/2017

Natural assets of Turkey's Saros Gulf face destruction

Natural assets of Turkey's Saros Gulf face destruction

The natural assets of the Saros Gulf, in the Keşan district of the northwestern province of Edirne, face destruction due to the opening of stone and limestone quarries, Doğan News Agency reported May 23.

Comment(s)5/24/2017

Ministry to build recreational facilities in protected forest area in Istanbul

Ministry to build recreational facilities in protected forest area in Istanbul

Aydos Forest in Istanbul’s Sultanbeyli district will be turned into a “picnic area” with the construction of restaurants, convenience stores, cafes, dressing rooms, toilets, walking areas and a parking lot, according to the Environment and Urban Planning Ministry

Comment(s)3/24/2017

Istanbul municipality shares images of ‘ecological’ footbridge in Gezi Park

Istanbul municipality shares images of ‘ecological’ footbridge in Gezi Park

The Istanbul Municipality on May 17 shared images of a footbridge connecting the Gezi Park in Taksim and the Democracy Park in Maçka, which is planned to be completed by the end of June.

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Key Istanbul water source at risk from illegal dumping

Key Istanbul water source at risk from illegal dumping

One of Istanbul’s most critical sources of water is threatened by illegal dumping that officials have had difficulty in preventing, according to municipal police and witnesses.

Comment(s)3/22/2017

Turkey’s top court rules that ‘rushed expropriation’ is a violation of rights

Turkey’s top court rules that ‘rushed expropriation’ is a violation of rights

The Constitutional Court has ruled that a “rushed expropriation” decision, made despite the Council of State’s decision for a stay of execution, for the Pembelik Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant on the Perisuyu River in the eastern province of Elazığ, is a violation of property rights.

Comment(s)5/7/2017

Report warns of air pollution for Antalya

Report warns of air pollution for Antalya

A report from the city council of the southern province of Antalya on air quality has revealed that air pollution in the city exceeds both national and the European Union limit values.

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