Public concern about global warming is dramatically on the rise in Turkey, increasing from 48 percent in 2010 to 75 percent this year, topping a survey of 10 European countries. But do the numbers really represent the reality?
Heavy rainfall this year in Central Anatolia has been good for Turkey's flamingo population. But plans to ramp up salt production in Tuz Gölü (Salt Lake) could leave the situation considerably less, well, rosy for the gangly pink birds.
Ayşe Erkmen's 'Plan B.' Photo: Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV).
Water-treatment plants might not seem to have much aesthetic potential. But Turkish sculptor Ayşe Erkmen is making a splash at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the
With its crescent of white sand framing a blue lagoon, Ölüdeniz has long been considered one of the most paradisiacal spots on Turkey's increasingly built-up coastline. But growing concerns about pollution in the area have come to a head recently.
Are the foxes watching the hen house in Turkey? That seems to be the feeling among many environmentalists and urban planners, who greeted with skepticism the announcement Wednesday of the new Turkish government cabinet following elections in mid-June.
Rapid urban expansion has turned the historic cities of Cairo and Istanbul into overcrowded, polluted, traffic-clogged mega-metropolises. To this problem, similar and unlikely sounding solutions have been proposed: Build two new Cairos and Istanbuls.
Mega-resort development has swallowed up much of Turkey's gorgeous Mediterranean coastline, but there are still some tucked-away spots for those who prefer peace and quiet to discos and umbrella drinks. One of these