July Eco-Tidbits from Turkey


Flamingo populations are on the rise in Turkey. Unfortunately, so is the amount of improperly disposed medical waste. Photos by suneko via Flickr (left) and Today's Zaman (right).

This past month was anything but short on developments of interest to environmentalists, with a deal being inked to build the Nabucco natural-gas pipeline, European funders pulling out of the controversial Ilısu Dam project, and the final stage of Turkey's ban on indoor smoking going into effect.

Though those big stories may have dominated the media landscape, there was other eco-news of note in Turkey too, developments that prompted reactions of both "süper" (yep, just like in English, but with an umlaut) and "maalesef" (unfortunately):Süper!


Maalesef...

Previous wrap-ups of Turkish environmental news:
June Eco-Tidbits from Turkey
May Eco-Tidbits from Turkey
April Eco-Tidbits from Turkey
March Eco-Tidbits from Turkey
February Eco-Tidbits from Turkey
January Eco-Tidbits from Turkey

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