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Five models on way for idyllic Ayder Plateau in Black Sea region

Five models on way for idyllic Ayder Plateau in Black Sea region

Five firms commissioned with preparing a layout for the transformation of the Ayder Plateau in the Çamlıhemşin district of the Black Sea province of Rize will each offer a model to the authorities, with a two-story limit imposed by the government for development in the idyllic area.

Comment(s)8/8/2017

All 147 forest fires over past three days now under control: Minister

All 147 forest fires over past three days now under control: Minister

A total of 147 forest fires, which erupted across Turkey in the last three days and destroyed 673 hectares of land, have been brought under control

Comment(s)7/4/2017

Turkey might face drought in 2020 or 2021, says water affairs minister

Turkey might face drought in 2020 or 2021, says water affairs minister

Turkey might suffer a drought in 2020 or 2021, as the country experiences droughts almost every seven years, Forestry and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroğlu said on Aug. 7.

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New trees planted in Istanbul’s Taksim Square as part of landscape project

New trees planted in Istanbul’s Taksim Square as part of landscape project

A total of 20 new trees were planted in Istanbul’s symbolic Taksim Square by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality late on June 1, Doğan News Agency has reported.

Comment(s)6/2/2017

Turkish biosecurity council allows use of genetically modified soybeans, corn as animal food

Turkish biosecurity council allows use of genetically modified soybeans, corn as animal food

Turkey’s Biosecurity Council has approved the use of three types of genetically modified soybeans and one type of genetically modified corn as animal food in a decision published in the Official Gazette on Aug. 2, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported

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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.

Comment(s)5/31/2017

Meeting on water scarcity flooded by river in Turkey’s Antalya

Meeting on water scarcity flooded by river in Turkey’s Antalya

A meeting on water scarcity and drought in the Mediterranean province of Antalya on July 11 was ironically flooded by a nearby river after it rose above its normal level

Comment(s)7/12/2017

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

Turkish high court rejects cancelation of copper mine in Black Sea’s Cerattepe

Turkish high court rejects cancelation of copper mine in Black Sea’s Cerattepe

Turkey’s Council of State has approved a local court decision on a major copper mine in the Black Sea province of Artvin, a project that has triggered strong reactions and protests by locals and environmentalists.

Comment(s)7/6/2017

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

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